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Health care groups spent lavishly on lobbyists in the run-up to overhaul. So what's the payoff?

This is a nationwide thing, but for our purposes, we'll pick on just one state. For no particular reason: Florida. Last year Florida health groups spent more than thirteen million dollars on lobbying. Bruce Rueben is with the Florida Hospital Association.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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Making A Change To Keep A Constant Consonant

Given two words, change the first consonant sound in each word to the same new consonant sound and you'll phonetically name two things in the same category.
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Hops Coming Home: Loudoun County To Add Hop Production Facility

The first commercial-scale hop production and processing facility in the region is being planned out in Loudoun County, further adding to the region's burgeoning beer business.

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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
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Car Ride Service Puts Gender In The Driver's Seat

Car share programs are extremely popular, but so are concerns for safety. NPR's Tess Vigeland talks to Stella Mateo, founder of SheRides, which allows passengers to choose the gender of their driver.

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