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Undocumented College Students Eligible for Federal COVID-19 Stimulus Money

According to the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, a group of higher ed leaders, there are around 450,000 of undocumented students enrolled in the nation's higher-education system.

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.

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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Darren Soto Wants Free COVID-19 Vaccines for Medicaid Recipients

Soto brought out the “Helping Adults Protect Immunity (HAPI) Act” at the start of last month and weighed in on it on Friday. 

Bernie Sanders Delegates Threaten the Democrats if Medicare For All is Left Out of...

“This could be a real clash among Democrats,” said political analyst Michelle Ertel, a commentator on Florida’s I Heart Radio. Ertel said this could be a real problem for Democrats in November if the Sanders camp doesn’t get what they want.

Democrats, GOP Start Focusing on Congressional Races Across Florida

With the deadline for congressional candidates in Florida to file now in the rearview mirror, both major parties are planning which U.S. House races in the Sunshine State to focus on.

Florida Delegation in Congress Continues to Focus on Coronavirus

The Florida delegation on Capitol Hill continued to focus on coronavirus as the number of Americans who test positive for it grows.

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.

Florida Officials Weigh in After Coronavirus Cases Reported in Florida

n Sunday night, the department announced that “one adult resident of Hillsborough County and one adult resident of Manatee County” tested positive for coronavirus.
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Florida Delegation Breaks Down on Party Lines Over Trump’s State of the Union Address

“President Trump’s State of the Union address will be a much-needed reminder that outside the Washington, D.C. bubble there are millions of Americans who do not spend each day refreshing their Twitter accounts to see the latest ‘hot take,’” Rubio said.

Democrats in Florida Delegation Call on Ron DeSantis, Legislature to Expand Medicaid

The State of Florida is one of the last of a handful of states yet to expand Medicaid and it is costing our state billions of dollars, many lives and thousands of jobs.  We urge you to develop a plan to bring billions of our taxpayer dollars home to serve our neighbors and boost our economy.

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.