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This Oct. 21, 2013 photo shows the government Internet health insurance exchange HealthCare.gov. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Paid For 2 Health Care Plans After Trouble Disenrolling From Obamacare

A Florida woman had to pay for two health care plans after she had trouble disenrolling from Obamacare.

CBS Tampa–03/20/2014

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In-state Tuition Bill Survives Close Senate Vote

More Republicans are coming out against a bill to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally.

CBS Tampa–03/18/2014

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Crist: Obamacare Has ‘Been Great’ For Florida

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist on Sunday stuck to his support of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, saying “it’s been great” for the state despite a difficult rollout.

CBS Tampa–03/10/2014

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Bill To OK Medical Use Of Low-THC Pot Wins Support

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A strain of low-THC marijuana would be legal in Florida for medical use under a bill that passed its first committee. The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee approved the bill on Wednesday. […]

CBS Tampa–03/05/2014

A pamphlet for the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, sits on a table. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Restaurant Adds Obamacare Surcharge To Each Bill

A restaurant group in central Florida is charging customers extra in an attempt to offset the costs of the Affordable Care Act.

CBS Tampa–02/27/2014

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Move To Regulate Florida Sea Cucumber

Tampa Bay (Tampa Bay Times/AP) – This is a story about sex, supply and demand, global trade, corruption, government regulation and one of the ugliest sea creatures in Florida. Among the marine animals that live […]

CBS Tampa–02/17/2014

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Push To Get Young Adults To Buy Health Insurance

MIAMI (AP) — Advocacy groups are planning a major push to educate uninsured young adults about their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. Dozens of organizations in Florida and around the country were […]

CBS Tampa–02/15/2014

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Orlando Airport New Kiosks Speed Up Customs

Officials at Orlando International Airport are hoping some new kiosks will allow international visitors to land, touch and go.

CBS Tampa–02/09/2014

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Homeowners Association Fines Man Over Refusal To Remove Wounded Warrior Flag

A local man has been fined $1,000 over his refusal to take down a flag representing the Wounded Warrior Project.

CBS Tampa–01/29/2014

A bank owned sign is seen in front of a foreclosed home. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Floridians Who Lost Homes To Receive $1,500 Checks As Part Of Settlement

More than 1,700 Floridians who lost their homes to foreclosure will receive small payments as part of a national settlement with five major banks.

CBS Tampa–01/25/2014