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Hospitals in Charlotte County announce their plan for surge in ICU patients

Doctors have been recommending that people wear masks, practice social distancing and wash their hands to make sure they keep themselves safe. But it...
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Gilead’s $2,340 price for coronavirus drug draws criticism

The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment...
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Trump administration wants U.S. Supreme Court to repeal Affordable Care Act

Millions of Americans may be affected by the Trump administration's requests of the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The...

Trump administration urges Supreme Court to end Affordable Care Act as pandemic surges

As coronavirus cases rise in more than half of the states, the Trump administration is urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care...
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Cutting out the middleman could dramatically lower your prescription costs

Sharon Downey says it's tough getting old. "I probably take 15 or 20 in the course of a day, so cost and medicines to me...
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Lindsey’s Lesson: Easter arts and crafts

Easter is going to be different for all of us this year— but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun with the family...
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Amid growing job loss, you have options when it comes to rent and mortgage

Amid a global pandemic, what happens if you lose your job and you're stuck at home, but your rent or mortgage payment is still...
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Charlotte County pizzerias offer free pies to teachers amid coronavirus crisis

Sometimes, it about people helping people in a time of need. Two pizza shops in Charlotte County are stepping up to feed residents in...
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Are already crowded hospitals in Southwest Florida ready for a COVID-19 outbreak?

Joann Cozzolino has congestive heart failure and renal failure. She ends up in the hospital several times a year. "Sometimes I am there and then two...
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How a trip to the doctor can cost 3 times more than you expect

When Jan Trefzer went to a doctor for back pain, she expected to pay $45—her insurance copay for specialist care. But Lee Health billed her...

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