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  • ECSO investigating a shooting

    07/25/14 16:45:23

    Escambia deputies are investigating a shooting in the Montclair area. Witnesses say a 12 year old boy was shot. Authorities confirmed one person was transported to the hospital via trauma alert. More here

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Federal funding to expand state health care benefits

FLORIDA   --  Planned Parenthood supporters are urging lawmakers to accept billions of dollars in federal funding to expand state health coverage.

The group says Floridians pay their fair share of federal taxes and deserve access to available federal funding under the Affordable Care Act.
     
House and senate committees have voted against expanding Medicaid coverage to more than 1 million Floridians.
   
The panels said they were worried the federal government wouldn't live up to its promise to pay for 100 percent of the bill for the first three years and 90 percent after that.
   
Lawmakers are weighing possible alternatives to expand coverage.