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Health care coverage for uninsured not happening in 2016

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After a bruising political fight, a key senator said Tuesday that proposals about expanding health-care coverage for…

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Florida still has high rate of uninsured kids

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The number of uninsured children in the U.S. has dropped to a “historic low” under the federal…

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LIP funding set to be cut next July 1

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…

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LIP money back on the front burner

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…

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Baptist Health Care responds to governor’s audit request

From Andy Terry, Vice President of Revenue Management, Baptist Health Care: Baptist Health Care took this request from AHCA for certification of our Medicaid Managed…

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Scott continues to pressure hospitals, wants to audit 129

Gov. Rick Scott’s administration is continuing to ratchet up pressure on the hospital industry, with Scott saying Monday that 129 hospitals face audits related to…

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Pot petition heads to election supervisors

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…

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Scott appoints new Medical Pot Chief

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…

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Scott vs. Hospitals renews on Thursday

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…

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