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Today on Context Florida: John Morgan, Obamacare, student privacy and sexual assault

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John Morgan is a serious person, says Peter Schorsch. He certainly spent serious money trying to pass Amendment 2 in 2014. He sounds serious, sometimes even emphatic. And sometimes sounding serious is all one needs to get their friends and enemies to act the way they want them too. At least that is what Morgan hopes.

Obamacare covers 16 million but an additional 32 million remain unprotected, writes Marc Yacht. Although it addresses insurer abuses such as cherry picking, pre-existing conditions, denials and rate gouging, what continues is exorbitant administrative costs and high premiums. America’s healthcare problems persist.

Student privacy has been in the news lately, says Catherine Martinez, given revelations that Pearson, creator of the new PARCC tests and one-time creator of the FCAT, is monitoring social media to look for breaches of test security. PARCC is the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. The digital world moves at lightning speed but the legislative world moves at a snail’s pace.

Rick Brunson, associate instructor of journalism in UCF’s Nicholson School of Communication, says that it’s the duty of all of us to stop campus sexual assault. He relates the story of a young UCF student who shared her story of being sexually assaulted after having one drink – which turned out to be spiked – at a downtown Orlando bar.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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