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State Drops Suit Seeking Access To VA Hospitals

The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration have dropped a nearly year-old lawsuit aimed at giving state inspectors access to federal Veterans Affairs medical centers and documents.

05/14/2015

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State Rebuffed In Children’s Medicaid Fight

A federal judge last week rejected the state’s latest attempt to end a decade-long lawsuit that contends Florida has not properly provided care to children in the Medicaid program.

05/04/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Reappoints Unconfirmed Agency Heads

Gov. Rick Scott wasted little time in reappointing 16 agency heads, including the leaders of two health-care agencies and the state’s elections chief, after the Senate did not confirm them before the end of the regular legislative session.

05/04/2015

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State Submits New Model For LIP As Clock Ticks

The state agency responsible for Medicaid submitted a new proposal Monday to the federal government for up to $2.2 billion in health-care funding, but the move might be too late to break a budget impasse.

04/20/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Senators Question Scott Administration’s Handling Of LIP

Senators raised questions Wednesday about how Gov. Rick Scott’s administration has handled negotiations with the federal government over billions of dollars in health-care funding that has thrown the state budget process into disorder.

04/15/2015

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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

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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

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