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Florida had the nation's second-highest rate of residents without health insurance with almost 1 out of 4 Floridians lacking it, according to new U.S. Census figures released Thursday. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Plan Would Change Payments For Mental Health Care

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature is considering a plan that would change the way the state pays to treat people who need emergency mental health care, a move critics say would gut the […]

CBS Tampa–04/14/2014

File photo of a man smoking a cigarette. (Photo by ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/GettyImages)

Florida City Policy Bans Hiring Smokers, Tobacco Users

The City Commission of Delray Beach is expected to make official a measure that prohibits the city from hiring people who smoke, chew or snuff tobacco.

10/02/2012

Nurses take care of a patient who was evacuated from a nursing home in Tomioka town, 60 km from the nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, in Koriyama on March 18, 2011. (Photo credit: KEN SHIMIZU/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Deals Blow to Advocates for Old, Disabled

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge struck a blow Tuesday to advocates for the elderly and disabled, removing class-action status from a lawsuit that had argued Florida illegally forces people into nursing homes when they are capable of living elsewhere.

CBS Tampa–01/03/2012