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Charlie Crist checks out expansion of Metro Wellness and Community Center in St. Pete

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The Tampa Bay metropolitan area had the 15th highest rate of HIV diagnoses in the country for 2015, the Centers for Disease Control reported last December. Over the years, thousands of local citizens infected with the virus have come for treatment at the four Metro Wellness centers in the Tampa Bay area. But, for more than two decades, the flagship building has been located on the western edge of Kenwood in St. Petersburg. That center is undergoing a $5.2 million expansion, which…

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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 While 52 percent of Republicans say they want the law completely repealed, that share is down from 69 percent just last month, before the election.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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Debbie Wasserman Schultz calls Jeb Bush comments on phasing out Medicare a ‘massive blunder’

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Democrats such as DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz are seizing on comments that Jeb Bush made Wednesday night regarding Medicare. Speaking at an Americans for Prosperity event in New Hampshire, Bush said brought up the government-run healthcare program for seniors by first blasting television ads back in 2012 featuring a Paul Ryan-look-a-like pushing an elderly person off the cliff in a wheelchair. That ad was in reference to the Ryan budget that called for phasing Medicare out and instead make it into…

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For first time since 2012 majority of Americans support Affordable Care Act, says Kaiser poll

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According to a new poll released by the Kaiser Family Foundation, more Americans like President Barack Obama‘s signature healthcare legislation than dislike it. By a narrow margin — 43 percent in favor versus 42 against, with the margin undecided or unsure — a plurality of U.S. citizens say they view the law favorably for the first time in three years, when Obama’s own favorability was cresting. The poll’s findings had a distinctively partisan tinge. Among respondents saying they were in favor of…

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