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Florida leads nation in unverified ACA applicants

More than 35,000 people in Florida — a higher number than in any other state with a federally run insurance exchange — missed a Sept. 5 deadline to provide evidence that their citizenship or residency status makes them eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a federal official said Monday.

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Understanding prices and procedures

The average Medicare payment for a knee replacement at a South Florida medical center in 2012 ranged from a low of $9,700 at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale to a high of $24,000 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami — even though Holy Cross’s average charge of $63,000 was about $2,000 higher than Jackson’s.

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