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State Regulators Back New Nursing Homes

The ban on adding new nursing-home beds is being lifted thanks to backing of state regulators. On Monday they approved the proposal for 2,600 beds in 25 counties.

02/23/2015

DCF (Source: www.myflfamilies.com/)

Judge Slams DCF Over Children Not Getting Care

Florida’s Department of Children and Families has been notorious for its failures to protect children on its watch. Just this month, in yet the latest tragedy, five year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was thrown to her death from a bridge by her crazed father, despite earlier calls to DCF’s hotline that the man was a danger to his children.

01/28/2015

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State: Old Medicaid System For Kids ‘No Longer Exists’

Arguing that Medicaid has undergone a transformation, state officials pushed back Wednesday against a federal judge’s finding that Florida has not properly provided health care to low-income children.

01/07/2015

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Budget Could Trim AHCA Jobs

Gov. Rick Scott could be dialing back the number of positions at the state Agency for Health Care Administration as part of his proposed 2015-16 budget.

01/07/2015

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Judge Hammers Florida Medicaid On Care For Kids

After a long legal battle, a federal judge found various problems in Florida’s Medicaid program and how it provided health care to kids in the state.

12/31/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

State Wants To Make Case Again On Children’s Health Care

Pointing to a new managed-care system and changes stemming from the Affordable Care Act, attorneys for the state are asking a federal judge to dig back into whether Florida properly provides care to children in the Medicaid program.

10/27/2014

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Florida Files Lawsuit Against VA For Access To Hospitals

A lawsuit was filed by Florida officials who were been blocked during attempts to inspect federal Veterans Affairs hospitals in the state.

06/05/2014

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Pediatricians Wary About Changes In Children’s Medical Services

Florida pediatricians say an expected legislative move heightens worries about what will happen to young special-needs patients as the state privatizes the Children’s Medical Services program over the next three months.

04/30/2014

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Bill Takes On Unlicensed Health Clinics

There is one simple way for a Florida medical clinic to avoid being licensed and undergoing an annual inspection: Don’t accept insurance.

04/06/2014

Citrus Health Treatment Center in Pembroke Pines.  (Source: CBS4)

Medical Examiner: Teen From Citrus Health Died Of Natural Causes

A teenage boy who died at the Citrus Health Treatment Center for adolescents in Pembroke Pines in August died of natural causes.

CBS Miami–09/12/2013

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