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Bill filed to replace Confederate general statue at U.S. Capitol

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A Miami-Dade lawmaker introduced legislation on Tuesday to replace the statue of a Confederate Army general at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. If passed, the bill (HB 141) would ask Congress to remove the statue of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith and replace it with another “prominent Florida citizen.” The new statue would be paid for by the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the bill says. The bill was filed by state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, the Miami Republican who chairs…

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Kaiser Family Commission analyzes first 50 years of Medicaid

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Guess who’s turning the Big 5-0? Medicaid. The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has conducted an analysis of the Medicaid program, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 30, 1965, and published it May 6. The analysis notes that for non-elderly adults and children Medicaid and private insurance provide similar access to care. Eighty-four percent of children on Medicaid reported having a well-child checkup compared to 85 percent of those in employer- sponsored insurance plans.…

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