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Slater Bayliss: Cubs want to party like it’s 1908

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As Floridians, we have a very special connection to baseball through spring training, as Florida is now one of only two states to host spring training games. In fact, only a few years removed from their 1908 World Series title, the Chicago Cubs came to Tampa in 1913 for spring training. In doing so, they became the first team to hold spring training in Florida.  In a twist of irony that same year, the Cleveland Indians came to Jacksonville and…

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CFO’s priority bill on out-of-network emergency care killed by Senate?

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A move to prevent doctors and hospitals from balance billing insured patients who go out-of-network for emergency services and care appears dead for the session. The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee temporarily passed the measure — SB 516 — at its meeting last week and the bill is not slated to be heard in the committee when it meets April 7. Under Senate rules, any bill that is temporarily deferred must be considered at the next meeting or else it’s…

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Florida Medical Association highlights charitable work with ‘FMA Cares’

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Florida’s largest medical trade group is showing just how much the state’s doctors care about their friends, neighbors, and fellow residents. The Florida Medical Association, which represents more than 20,000 physicians statewide, today unveiled “FMA Cares,” a new initiative highlighting how medical professionals give back to local communities. FMA Cares will feature a series of videos and stories about medical professionals who make a difference in their neighborhoods. The first ad introduces FMA member and Tallahassee orthopedic surgeon Andrew Borom, who…

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