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Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

Free & charitable clinics: Thanks for the funding, please don’t veto it

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When the Legislature’s final budget hit the desk Tuesday afternoon, it included a line item containing $10 million to fund free and charitable clinics for underserved and uninsured Floridians. Around the same time, the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics issued a statement expressing their gratitude, along with a heartfelt request: please, Gov. Rick Scott, allow us to actually use those funds instead of sending it to the cutting room floor. “By funding free and charitable clinics, the Florida House and Senate…

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Nick Duran to head health clinic advocacy group

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A group that represents free and low-cost health clinics in Florida has hired Nick Duran to be its new executive director. The Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics announced the hire in a Monday news release. Duran replaces Mark Cruise as the organization’s top staffer. The two-year-old state association counts Community Health Outreach in Jacksonville, Center for Family Health in Tampa, and Downtown Orlando Clinic among its members, according to its website. “As Florida’s free and charitable clinics and networks continue to fill critical gaps in health…

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Today on Context Florida: Confederate flags, Keep Florida Healthy and balanced budgets

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Today on Context Florida: Those who flaunt the Confederate flag insist that it symbolizes “heritage,” not hate. Call it what they will, says Martin Dyckman, but that heritage is a heritage of hate. Through all this ghastly history the Confederate battle flag served as a symbol of the lost “cause” that had led to it all, and, inescapably, of the hatred that has long outlasted the cause and still haunts this nation. Gov. Rick Scott touted the 2015 state budget as…

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