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Sammy Mack

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Sammy Mack appears in the following:

School District Pays For Health Care But Can't Get Itemized Bill

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Large employers like the Miami-Dade school district pay for employees' health insurance, but are often forbidden from knowing how much providers charge and insurers pay for care.

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Purple Spirit Ninjas And Mohawked Foxes: 'Shutter' Is A New Adventure

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The first six issues of Shutter have been released as a trade paperback, and critic Etelka Lehoczky praises the comic's decidedly pointed take on classic exploration and adventure narratives.

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They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A patient's portion of a health care bill is the result of a complicated equation. But it's simple compared to the variety of deals insurers negotiate with hospitals and doctors.

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RIP FCAT, The Florida Test With A Chorus Of Detractors

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, is being replaced by a test aligned to the Common Core State Standards. StateImpact Florida's Sammy Mack remembers FCAT and its controversial run.

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Putting Student Data To The Test To Identify Struggling Kids

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Schools collect a trove of student information, like attendance and grades. Now, more schools are mining that data to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.

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Florida's Insurers Push To Sell Health Coverage To Latinos

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Florida has resisted the Affordable Care Act from the get-go, so one of the state's large insurers and Spanish-language media have done most of the outreach to Latinos.

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The Man Behind the Billboard: Florida's Own Naked Carpet Guy

Thursday, March 11, 2010

For almost thirty years, drivers in South Florida have been wondering about "Naked Carpet Guy," and last November, they voted to have WLRN's "Under the Sun" series find out

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