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Florida Medical Association applauds Donald Trump for HHS pick

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The Florida Medical Association is praising Donald Trump for his Health and Human Services pick. The Associated Press reported on Monday that the president-elect selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a critic of the Affordable Care Act, to head the Department of Health and Human Services. If confirmed by the Senate, he is expected to play a critical role in Republican efforts to repeal and replace the current health care law. “As a physician, Dr. Price understands the impact that government…

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Vern Buchanan named to House Budget Committee

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As rumors of a possible Senate run simmer in the background, Sarasota U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan takes a step up the U.S. House ladder, assuming a seat on the Budget Committee on Wednesday. “As a businessman for over 30 years, I know what it means to balance a budget and meet a payroll,” said Buchanan in an announcement. “I look forward to joining Chairman [Georgia Rep. Tom] Price and the other committee members as we work to grow the economy, create jobs,…

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