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Kathy Castor Introduces Proposals to Expand the Affordable Care Act

On Wednesday, Castor showcased two bills that she is championing on Capitol Hill. Earlier in the week, she spoke on behalf of them before the U.S. Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee.
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DHS: New Asylum Cooperation Agreements Will Help Mitigate Crisis at the Border

“This is a historic milestone for the Trump administration, Central America, and the American people,” DHS insisted. “During Fiscal Year 2019, more than 71 percent of migrants apprehended at the U.S. Southwest border came from El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras—this ACA agreement confronts illegal migration at the source.”
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Rick Scott Wants Info on How Federal Services Data Hub Can Reform Medicaid Payments

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma requesting more information on the Federal Services Data Hub, and how it can be used to further reduce inefficiencies and improper payments in the Medicaid program and throughout the federal government.   
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Eight Florida Correctional Institutions Get Reaccredited

“Each reaccreditation is further affirmation that Florida’s correctional institutions are operated safely, professionally, humanely and in compliance with the U.S. Constitution,” said FDC Sec. Mark Inch on Friday.
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Donna Shalala Trying to Protect Health Care Workers, Expand Free Testing for Coronavirus

Despite being in her first term on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., continues to play a major role as Democrats in the U.S. House respond to coronavirus.
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News From Around Florida

Florida overwhelmingly leads the nation in Obamacare enrollments, school officials back Ron DeSantis’ call for higher teacher salaries, and naturalized citizens could determine the 2020 elections in Florida.
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Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Push Medicaid Expansion

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.”
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Central Florida Democrats Push More Funding for Women’s Health, Including Backing Planned Parenthood

Val Demings and Darren Soto are original cosponsors. Seven other cosponsors, including U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., have signed on since the bill was introduced.
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