Carol Gentry http://wlrn.org en Sebelius: Feds Holding Billions Of Dollars For Florida http://wlrn.org/post/sebelius-feds-holding-billions-dollars-florida <p></p><p>Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has become the Obama administration&#39;s envoy to Florida on behalf of the Affordable Care Act. She has visited the state half a dozen times since June, trying to get the word out to the state&#39;s millions of uninsured to sign up for a health plan.</p><p>Recently, she visited the University of South Florida&#39;s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, where Health News Florida editor Carol Gentry spoke with her.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:30:50 +0000 Carol Gentry 22153 at http://wlrn.org Sebelius: Feds Holding Billions Of Dollars For Florida Meningitis Outbreak Shows Gaps in Regulation http://wlrn.org/post/meningitis-outbreak-shows-gaps-regulation <img class="asset-image" align="right" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/healthnewsfl/files/styles/card_280/public/201212/NECC2.jpg" alt="" /><p>When the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak exploded into headlines two months ago, Florida health officials responded quickly, tracking the contaminated drug lots and finding potential victims. At least 25 in Florida were sickened, and three died.<p>While the response was swift, Florida health officials concede the state failed to foresee the danger and take steps to reduce the risk. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:20:01 +0000 Carol Gentry 6417 at http://wlrn.org Meningitis Outbreak Shows Gaps in Regulation