TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Women's-rights activists rallying in Tallahassee are calling on lawmakers to expand health insurance coverage to more Floridians.
Planned Parenthood supporters gathered near the Capitol on Monday to urge lawmakers to accept billions of dollars in federal funding under the Affordable Care Act to expand health coverage in Florida.
Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, said Floridians pay their fair share of federal taxes and deserve access to available federal funding to broaden health coverage.
House and Senate committees have voted against expanding Medicaid coverage to more than 1 million Floridians. The panels said they were worried the federal government wouldn't live up to its promise to pay for 100 percent of the bill for the first three years and 90 percent after that. Lawmakers are weighing possible alternatives to expand coverage.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 68,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the largest increase in more than a year.
Clear skies and a secondary push of chilly air have arrived as a stronger area of high pressure has moved in from the central plains.
Ten University of South Alabama football players were honored with the release of the 2013 all- Sun Belt Conference teams on Wednesday, December 11, and Jaguar head coach Joey Jones was selected the league's Coach of the Year.
An arrest has been made in the robbery to the Country Breeze convenience store on Old Pascagoula Road in Grand Bay.
The Fairhope Police Department recently arrested three young men in connection with multiple cases of burglaries in town.
Three people are dead after a shooting near the University of South Alabama Tuesday, December 10. Mobile Police said China Barber, Augustus Bennett, and Robert Sprinkle were the victims of what police call a murder-suicide.