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Nurse practitioner debate flares in Florida House

Nurse practitioner debate flares in Florida House

A House select committee Monday began working on a 155-page bill that would give new powers to nurse practitioners and has spurred a lobbying battle in the health-care industry. The bill (PCB SCHCWI 14-01), which has the backing of some key House Republican leaders, would allow "advanced [...]

Florida House looks to give nurse practitioners more power

Florida House looks to give nurse practitioners more power

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida In an issue that could spur a health-care industry fight, a House select committee Monday will take up a 155-page bill that would give nurse practitioners independence to provide medical services without physician supervision. House leaders say [...]

AHCA goes against judge on medicaid contract

AHCA goes against judge on medicaid contract

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida As the state moves forward with an overhaul of the Medicaid system, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is standing behind its decision to award a disputed contract to a managed-care plan that would serve low-income people in Miami-Dade [...]

Nurse organization points out Florida ranks 2nd in nation in high hospital charges

Nurse organization points out Florida ranks 2nd in nation in high hospital charges

New data released by the nation’s largest nurses’ organization, National Nurses United, this week revealed that Florida is one of the primary actors nationwide in the growing scandal of high hospital charges and costs. Florida ranks second nationally in how high it sets its charges over [...]

Crist issues statement on Rubio signing up for Obamacare

Crist issues statement on Rubio signing up for Obamacare

From former Gov. Charlie Crist (current Democratic candidate for Florida governor) about Senator Marco Rubio’s decision to shop for and purchase health care for his family through one of the health care exchanges created by Obamacare. On Marco Rubio’s Obamacare Endorsement Senator [...]

Sacred Heart to Provide Free Flu Shots in November

Sacred Heart to Provide Free Flu Shots in November

During November, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free flu shots in Pensacola, Cantonment, Gulf Breeze and Gulf Shores, Ala. These flu shots are primarily for adults who are poor, elderly and uninsured. Clients need to be 18 years old or older and, if pregnant, must have a doctor’s order [...]

In Hot Pursuit race set for Nov. 16

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Sixth Annual ‘In Hot Pursuit’ 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16 on Pensacola Beach. There will be a fun beach course, great door prizes, and medals for the winners. Most importantly, all proceeds from the race will go to support the Florida Sheriff’s [...]

Sacred Heart named one of top 10 most affordable hospitals

NerdWallet Health has built a Best Hospitals tool to help patients investigate the cost of hospital care in their local areas. Using this same data they analyzed the 100 most common treatments at over 100 hospitals in Florida to find the top 10 most affordable large hospitals. They asked the [...]

Floridians Have Access to Health Exchange Despite State Actions

By Stephanie Carroll Carson, Florida News Connection On Tuesday, almost 3 million Floridians will be eligible for health coverage under the insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act, but a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the state is "doing [...]

Florida and Texas lead the nation in uninsured citizens, but balk at Obamacare coverage

Florida and Texas lead the nation in uninsured citizens, but balk at Obamacare coverage

A new Census Bureau report shows that Florida has a higher percentages of people without health insurance than most of the country. Only Texas has a higher percentage of people under the age of 65 without insurance. Remarkably both states have balked at providing coverage for their uninsured [...]

Viewpoint: Obamacare Is Bad For You? Don’t Believe the Hype

By Charles Thornton, The Thornton Review Sen Marco Rubio says he would shut down government over Obamacare. Really? The GOP is taking its show to the road with a grassroots army to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act after forty-nine failed attempts to repeal Obamacare. Sen Rubio is [...]

Rubio hits all the hot topics: Obamacare, education and college debt

Rubio hits all the hot topics: Obamacare, education and college debt

By Jesse Farthing U.S. Senator Marco Rubio expressed his desire to repeal the Affordable Care Act today during a roundtable meeting with local business owners, though he did admit that America has a health care problem. Rubio did not elaborate on how he plans to go forward with his plan to [...]

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