Diagnosis for 5.24.23: Checking the pulse of Florida health care news and policy

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Gov. Ron DeSantis is finally jumping into the race for President after a constant buildup following his November re-election.

While DeSantis built a reputation for his battles with Disney and on education, his first surge in national recognition came during the COVID-19 pandemic. DeSantis initially backed lockdowns, but quickly shifted his stance and became a consistent opponent of most federal health guidance.

In his quest to “Make America Florida,” the Governor’s health care record will face closer scrutiny.


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