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Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will play a Tampa benefit concert May 10 in Curtis Hixon Park (photo credit: garysinisefoundation.org)

Listen to The Current’s May 4-5 show here!

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition of The Current? No problem! Click the audio player below to catch the whole episode featuring Chris Kuban on the Lt. Dan Band benefit concert (May 10th), Dr. […]

05/06/2013

Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band will perform Friday, May 10 in Tampa (photo credit: foxnews.com)

The Current for 5/4-5: Lt. Dan Band Concert, Shooting With SOF Benefit, Summer Pests/Landscaping, Political Expert Panel

We’ve got a great weekend of The Current coming up for you! It’s a full hour packed with great guests, important topics and ways to connect with the Tampa Bay community. Our segments for the […]

05/03/2013

File photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. House Rolls Out Health Insurance Plan

Gov. Rick Scott slammed a Florida House proposal Thursday that would pass up billions of federal dollars to provide health care coverage to 115,000 uninsured Floridians in a watered down alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law.

04/11/2013

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FL House Speaker At Odds With Gov. Scott Over Medicaid Expansion

Fla. House speaker criticizes Medicaid expansion TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford says expanding Medicaid coverage is a social experiment doomed to fail. Weatherford opened the annual session of the Florida Legislature […]

CBS Tampa–03/05/2013

Obamacare supporters celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Health Act on June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

ObamaCare 101: Separating Fact From Fiction

What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.

02/28/2013

File photo of a nursing home. (credit: PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)

DCF: Close The Loop Hole Allowing Wealthy To Get Medicare

Florida welfare officials are proposing a bill that targets Medicaid fraud among patients who hide their assets with family and friends to get the taxpayer-funded program to pay for their nursing home care.

CBS Tampa–02/24/2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has proposed expanding the state's Medicaid program to more than 900,000 more people.(Photo credit -SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida’s Rick Scott Becomes 7th Republican Governor To Propose Federal Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Rick Scott announced plans Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 900,000 more people under the federal health overhaul, a surprise decision from the vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s plan.

02/20/2013

File photo of Fla. Gov. Rick Scott. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida To Expand Medicaid Under Health Overhaul

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott announced plans Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 900,000 more people under the federal health overhaul, a surprise decision from the vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s […]

CBS Tampa–02/20/2013

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Florida Medicaid Privatization Plans Moving Forward

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal health officials say they expect to approve Florida’s request to move Medicaid patients into private managed care programs if the state resolves several issues to ensure they will be […]

CBS Tampa–02/20/2013

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Florida Senators To Discuss Medicaid Expansion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Health advocates and hospital executives warned Florida lawmakers on Monday that if they do not expand Medicaid, it will create a coverage gap for those who earn too little to […]

CBS Tampa–02/11/2013

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