Florida's persistently high percentage of premature births have earned the state a grade of "D" from the March of Dimes, despite some encouraging news about women's rates of smoking, insurance coverage and late-term births.
As the big red waves swept the Republicans into control of the Senate, the White House remained largely mum. That will change Wednesday when President Obama plans to address the new political landscape.
The Obama administration plans to close a loophole in the Affordable Care Act that allows large companies to refuse to cover in-patient hospital stays in any of their health insurance plans, according to an official involved in the internal discussions.
Nearly six months after going online, and six years after the state's GOP leaders conceived it as a "free-market" response to calls for federal health reform, Florida Health Choices has found only about 30 customers, according to its Chief Executive Officer Rose Naff.
Sen. Marco Rubio hinted that his fellow Republicans might take advantage of the fact that Congress will need to pass a spending bill to block President Obama from taking executive action on immigration.