Health Care

Life in Florida without Medicaid expansion

For two years, Florida legislators have refused to expand Medicaid as envisioned under the Affordable Care Act. Their decision left an estimated 850,000 Floridians without healthcare insurance in the "coverage gap." Those caught in the gap earn too much to receive Medicaid, but not enough to qualify for subsidies to buy a plan through the federal marketplace. The Miami Herald looks at how these Floridians are coping and what other states are doing to close the gap.

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A controversial Haitian Investigative judge ruled Friday that an accused kidnapper with close ties to President Michel Martelly and his family, should be freed along with one of his alleged accomplices.

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