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Future medicaid funding for Sacred Heart and other safety net hospitals uncertain

While Gov. Rick Scott’s administration has reached agreement with the federal government on as much as $1.5 billion for the Low Income Pool program, the…

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Governor gets $1.5B from Trump Administration for health care

As the House and Senate get ready to start negotiating a budget for the upcoming fiscal year, Gov. Rick Scott and federal officials announced Wednesday…

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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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Scott scraps LIP injunction

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…

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Sacred Heart and Baptist are winners under proposed LIP plan

The Florida lawmakers struck a deal how to shore the $1.2 billion decrease in federal funding for the Low Income Pool program, which helps hospitals…

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Judge Rodgers sides with feds, nixes mediation in LIP lawsuit

Today Judge Casey Rodgers rejected a request by Gov. Rick Scott for mediation in a legal battle between the state and federal government about health-care…

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Feds asks Judge Rodgers to reject mediation in LIP lawsuit

A day after Gov. Rick Scott sought mediation in a lawsuit about health-care funding, attorneys for the federal government asked a judge Tuesday to reject…

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House, Senate agree on LIP total

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After months of federal negotiations and proposals floated by Gov. Rick Scott, the House and the Senate,…

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Feds wary of Scott’s LIP plan

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is wary of approving a state proposal for helping fund hospitals without knowing more about Florida’s plan…

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