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January 27, 2020 01:42 PM

The full House and a Senate committee next week will consider priority legislation of incoming House Speaker Chris Sprowls: a proposed ban on insurers...


January 27, 2020 01:11 PM

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday backed a bill that would establish in law elder-abuse fatality review teams.


January 27, 2020 01:03 PM

After a major outbreak in 2019, Florida has topped 100 cases of hepatitis A in the new year.


January 23, 2020 10:36 PM

Though hepatitis A cases are continuing to pop up throughout Florida, numbers in most counties are lower than they were at the peak of the outbreak last...


January 23, 2020 06:51 PM

The Florida Department of Health has confirmed that a case of measles has been found in Hillsborough County. The agency was alerted on Saturday to a man...


January 23, 2020 01:25 PM

The multibillion-dollar merger between Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans and Centene Corp. closed on Thursday after meeting all regulatory requirements,...


January 23, 2020 01:21 PM

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is asking a federal judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association challenging gun...


January 22, 2020 01:27 PM

With the full Senate ready to take up the issue, a House panel Tuesday approved a bill that would block local governments from regulating over-the...


January 22, 2020 01:15 PM

Florida would tighten tobacco and vaping regulations as smoking, chewing tobacco and using electronic cigarettes would be off limits for anyone under...


January 22, 2020 01:08 PM

A Senate health panel on Tuesday split along party lines as Republicans pushed through a measure to permanently eliminate a 90-day period that seniors...