Florida Senate approves health insurance bill

The Florida Senate passed a controversial healthcare bill Wednesday that would provide half a million residents with federal funding to purchase health insurance, reported the Associated Press. The bill includes new measures, such as ending the program in three years, strengthening a work requirement and making sure premiums won't increase for those in Florida's Healthy Kids insurance program. Although the plan could save the state $547 million and net $18 billion from the federal government, the bill is unlikely to pass the House. Article