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Lawmakers work on plan to help increase the number of doctors in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida House could give final approval Thursday to a major healthcare plan.

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It includes trying to increase the number of doctors in Florida.

It would also take steps to expand healthcare access by shifting patients from emergency rooms to other types of facilities.

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Supporters said the plan will help meet healthcare needs, as Florida’s population continues to grow.

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