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Ronald McDonald House pampers stressed out moms of sick kids for Mother’s Day

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Moms all over the world were the center of attention Sunday in one of the most sentimental holidays of the spring season — Mother’s Day. For those moms staying at the Ronald McDonald House, Mother’s Day is like any other day. They spend untold hours at the hospital,  waiting and attending to a critically ill or injured child, hoping for good news that he or she will recover and go home soon. In those families, Ronald McDonald House becomes the…

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Did Rick Scott join the Richard Corcoran Army?

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Has Rick Scott been drafted to fight in the “war” Richard Corcoran has declared on the healthcare industry? The governor said in a press release on Tuesday that if the Legislature cannot adjourn on time with a budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year he will create a “Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding.” The commission, Scott said in the release, will examine the revenues of Florida hospitals, insurance and healthcare providers and “how any taxpayer money contributes to the profits…

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Five minutes with Tom Lee — Talk of playing cards while building a budget

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The Senate Appropriations chairman is drawing a line in the sand. State Sen. Tom Lee wants clarity on healthcare spending before moving forward on building a budget and both state Sens. Aaron Bean and Renee Garcia are looking for the money to help him produce a balanced spending plan. The federal Low Income Pool program expires in June and the more than billion dollars it funnels to safety net hospitals evaporates. Lee said that’s an “untenable proposition” for the Senate,…

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