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Central Florida Already Struggled to Provide Health Care and Affordable Housing. Then Hurricane Refugees Poured In.

The region is coping with one of the biggest influxes of Puerto Ricans fleeing the hurricane-ravaged island.


Maine's Obamacare Vote Revives Expansion Debate in Some States

Last month's election has re-energized Obamacare advocates. Meanwhile in Maine, the matter is being complicated by Gov. Paul LePage, who has vowed not to implement an expansion until lawmakers show how they'll fund it.

Welfare Programs Appear Safe From Trump's Cuts, for Now

Even if Congress passes a spending bill without the president's proposed cuts to programs that help the poor, it's likely to consider more serious changes next year.

As Congress Stalls on Children's Health Insurance, States Warn of Cuts

It's been almost two months since Congress let what's historically been a bipartisan program expire.

• CHIP Isn't the Only Program for Children and Babies That Congress Let Expire