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LIP funding set to be cut next July 1

October 14, 2015

With Florida facing another cut next year in a key hospital-funding program, Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, said Wednesday it “remains to be seen” whether lawmakers will use state tax dollars to help deal with the…

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LIP money back on the front burner

October 7, 2015

The state’s Medicaid director said today he hopes in the coming weeks to finalize an agreement with the federal government about details for the Low Income Pool, a major hospital-funding program that spurred contentious debate earlier…

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Pot petition heads to election supervisors

July 23, 2015

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana this week sent 100,000 petitions to county elections supervisors, one of the first steps in getting the…

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Scott appoints new Medical Pot Chief

July 23, 2015

State health officials on Wednesday announced that Christian Bax will replace Patricia Nelson as the new head of the Office of Compassionate Use, the agency charged with overseeing Florida’s medical marijuana law. Nelson’s abrupt departure Friday…

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Scott vs. Hospitals renews on Thursday

July 22, 2015

A commission formed by Gov. Rick Scott to delve into health-care funding issues will meet Thursday in Miami and hear a presentation from Jackson Health System President and CEO Carlos Migoya and insurance officials. The Commission…

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Scott scraps LIP injunction

June 17, 2015

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pointing to a budget agreement reached by lawmakers, Gov. Rick Scott’s attorneys late Tuesday withdrew a request for a preliminary injunction in a legal battle with the Obama…