Monday, November 18, 2019
Towards the end of last week, Murphy, the leader of the Blue Dog Coalition of moderate Democrats, unveiled the “Smart Choice Act” which “would better inform states about the benefits of expanding access to their Medicaid programs.”
Rubio and the senators went to bat for Medicaid Advantage, noting in 2018 it provided care to more than 21 million seniors and disabled Americans, including almost 1.8 million residents of the Sunshine State. 
DeSantis is looking to spend more on the environment and education. 
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., has teamed up with U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY, to bring back the “Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act" which “would enhance state and local veteran treatment court programs that support the unique needs of veterans who find themselves in the criminal justice system.”
Wilson said she would use her new perch to focus on labor issues. 
“I am excited to be appointed to two subcommittees that will allow me to better serve and strengthen children’s education, labor rights and pensions, and the health of employees in the private-sector,” Shalala said on Tuesday.
The funds come from a grant through HHS’s HIV Emergency Relief Program and will provide “direct financial assistance to areas where the funding will make the greatest difference in the fight against HIV.”
Members of almost 50 groups rallied in Tallahassee on Wednesday, calling on the Legislature to authorize dental therapists in the Sunshine State. 
JMI released the study entitled “Dental Therapists: Sinking Our Teeth into Innovation Workforce Reform” which “found that Florida lags 16 percent behind the national average in dentists per 100,000 residents, and roughly one in four Floridians – about 5.5 million people – live in areas of the state where there are documented shortages of dentists.”
Over the past three decades, more than 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic chemicals.