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Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Donald Trump to repeal health law

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Only about one in four Americans wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor’s health care law that extended coverage to millions, a new poll has found. The postelection survey released Thursday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation also found hints of a pragmatic shift among some Republican foes of “Obamacare.” While 52 percent of Republicans say they want the law completely repealed, that share is down from 69 percent just last month, before the election. And more Republicans…

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Jennifer Tschetter leaves Health Department for Hopping Green

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Jennifer Tschetter, an attorney who was most recently Chief Operating Officer of the Florida Department of Health, is joining Tallahassee’s Hopping Green & Sams law firm to specialize in “health care law matters,” the firm announced in a press release. Tschetter leaves the department after state Surgeon General John Armstrong was forced out of his job. The Florida Senate declined to confirm him two years in a row, making him the first state agency head in 20 years to be shown the door. Tschetter will…

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Obama administration: 16.4 million have gained health insurance

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says 16.4 million people have gained insurance coverage as a result of President Barack Obama‘s health care law. Burwell announced the latest estimates Monday as the administration prepares to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the law’s signing on March 23. Most of those gaining coverage — 14.1 million people — got their insurance after the law’s big expansion began at the end of 2013. The program offers subsidized private coverage for people who…

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New Rasmussen poll: Marco Rubio 37%, Charlie Crist 30%, Kendrick Meek 22%

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If Florida Governor Charlie Crist leaves the Republican Party and enters the U.S. Senate race as an independent candidate, he will begin the campaign in second place. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll of Florida voters finds that 37% would vote for GOP frontrunner Marco Rubio, 30% for Crist and 22% for the likely Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek. That’s much closer than amonth ago when Rubio had a 17-point advantage and Crist was in third place. In a two-way race, both Rubio…

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Will health reform hurt President Obama and Bill Nelson in Florida?

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A Florida poll released over the weekend showed an angry, confused and fearful electorate lashing out at President Obama and health-care reforms. Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson got caught in the backlash, the poll indicates, a sign of trouble for fellow Democrats in this year’s elections. The results prompted many readers who support Obama and reform to question the accuracy of the poll. The statewide Mason-Dixon poll of 625 registered voters found that Obama’s favorable ratings plunged from 50 percent…

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