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September 23, 2018
Florida health insurance will cost more next year, but it's not all bad news

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Florida health insurance will cost more next year, but it's not all bad news

| 9/4/2018

Florida health insurance will cost more next year, but it's not all bad news

The state Office of Insurance Regulation (FLOIR) last week released data that showed health-insurance premiums won’t balloon as much as some had feared amid moves by the Trump administration to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. See the announcement from FLOIR here and download the PDF showing 2019 insurance rates on the exchanges. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period for the ACA exchanges runs from November 1 to December 15, 2017. Read more at WLRN.

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» Florida health insurers want lowest Obamacare Premiums ever

How Delray, the nation's relapse capital, got clean

Conditions that once made Delray Beach the nation’s relapse capital have dramatically improved in the past year. Opioid overdose deaths in Palm Beach County are on track to decrease by at least a third. And multiple cities are looking at taking the municipal-level step that cleaned up Delray. [Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel]

Mayo Clinic researching camera for doctor calls in space

Doctors at Jacksonville's Mayo Clinic could soon be able to check the health of astronauts in space. A new camera being researched by Mayo is packed with monitoring software that checks astronauts vitals signs without the burdens being attached to any equipment. [Source: WJXT]

As Florida's toxic red tide stretches on, residents report health problems

Doctors in southwest Florida say they've seen an increase in patients complaining of breathing problems. In the past week, the Florida Department of Health has seen an increase in emergency room visits for respiratory problems, mostly in children. [Source: NBC News]

State of Florida has invested more than $300 million in Florida’s cancer centers

Through the Florida’s National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Program, the State of Florida has invested more than $300 million in Florida’s cancer centers, including more than $100 million at Moffitt Cancer Center, to recruit world-class doctors and support innovative research and treatment. [Source: Space Coast Daily]

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› Second medical marijuana doctor's office heading to Bay County on wheels
A new marijuana doctor plans to open a medical marijuana office in Bay County. A south Florida company is sending the state's first mobile medical marijuana clinic to Bay County.

› North Florida doctors bring a big, furry idea to veterans health event
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› Lee Health claiming $4.6 million in Irma damages, extra employee costs
Lee Health will likely seek $4.6 million in federal relief funds related to property damage and other expenses from Hurricane Irma, which tore through Southwest and central Florida nearly one year ago.

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