Florida Hospital Association
After rejecting a controversial expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians, House Republicans took a far-different approach Wednesday to revamping the state’s health-care system.
A House panel on Tuesday approved a proposal that would eliminate key regulations when it comes to building hospitals.
Florida hospitals have fired back against Gov. Rick Scott in the latest salvo over the governor’s suggestion that the health-care facilities mimic professional baseball teams in sharing revenues.
Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that, like Major League Baseball teams, hospitals should share profits if the federal government refuses to authorize $2.2 billion in health-care spending.
Just five years ago, Florida was considered one of the worst in the nation when it came down to health outcomes and high costs, according to Florida Hospital Association (FHA). Now the state is doing what it can to improve quality for patients and save money under the Affordable Care Act.
In addition to providing insurance for those in need, an expansion of Medicaid in Florida would create more than 100,000 new jobs, according to one study.
Returning Monday after a week off, Congress will have just five days to save South Florida hospitals from losing $368 million.
A stand off between Governor Rick Scott and the Obama administration has left millions of uninsured Florida families in a limbo of sorts.