Thursday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› Orlando’s PatientMatters helps hospitals, patients sort through complex maze of billing
More Americans are signing up for high-deductible health insurance plans, and that’s not only changing how families plan for their medical procedures, but it’s also prompting hospitals to change how they help families plan for their medical bills.
› Florida trappers remove 500th python from the wild
Trappers recently removed the 500th Burmese Python from the wild in Florida, as part of an ongoing program that allows private citizens to kill the invasive snakes. They have become well-established in South Florida, largely as a result of escaped or released pets.
› Apollo 11 took Tang to the moon, much to the chagrin of Florida orange growers
After first being taken into space by John Glenn in 1962, Tang saw its popularity soar like a Saturn V. In countless TV commercials and print advertisements in the 1960s and ’70s, Tang touted its ties to the space program. The space-themed ads were popular with moms and kids but irked Florida orange growers worried about losing juice sales to Tang.
› Miami flight training center plans major investment
An undisclosed flight training center already operating in Miami-Dade County plans to lease 83,000 square feet in Sweetwater and add ten flight simulators at a total cost of more than $104 million – almost $100 million for the simulators alone – in an operation that would add 73 jobs in the county.
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