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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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Feds say hospital funding deal reached ‘in principle’

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After months of wrangling about the issue, a top federal official Tuesday outlined a deal to continue…

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Groups file brief in Pensacola to support feds in LIP lawsuit

Pointing to their knowledge about Medicaid-related issues, three Florida groups Monday asked a judge to allow them to file a brief on behalf of the…

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Scott begins hospital witch hunt May 20

Gov. Rick Scott’s newly created panel on health-care funding is scheduled to spend 90 minutes next week receiving overviews of issues such as hospital financial…

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Gaetz on budget impasse: ‘We are the O.K. Corral’

State Sen. Don Gaetz is clearly frustrated with how both the Florida House and Governor Rick Scott are refusing to deal with the $2-billion hole…

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Scott will sue Feds over Low Income Pool expiration

In the latest escalation of a complicated standoff between the federal government and the state, Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday he will sue federal officials…

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Context Florida: Health care pits RINOS vs. Tea Partiers in budget fight

By Jack Stevenson The ideological fissure that cleaves the Republican Party nationwide will be on display in Tallahassee as the legislative leadership labors to bring…

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LIP money, or lack of it, creating havoc on 2016 budget

The federal government has made it clear that its Low Income Pool program will end this June. LIP provides Florida $2 billion annually for health…

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