The exact amount hospitals charge for procedures has been a closely guarded trade secret for decades. But that is changing due to rules in President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Rick Scott is the only Republican governor to endorse expanding Medicaid as part of President Obama’s health-care overhaul. As more Republicans give in, an opposition bloc remains across the South, including from governors who lead some of the nation’s poorest and unhealthiest states.
When you think about going to the emergency room, odds are the thought of the waiting room could be as painful as the problem that brought you there. Some facilities are now trying a new approach to the ER by allowing people to make reservations.
The debate about whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act rages on, and new estimates reveal the expansion and other parts of the law would cost Florida $5.2 billion over 10 years.
Florida economists are now projecting that the total cost to Florida taxpayers for the Affordable Care Act will be approximately $5.2 billion over the next decade.
Florida Governor Rick Scott, one of the biggest opponents of the Affordable Care Act has announced that he has agreed to expand Medicaid coverage as long as federal officials agree to pick up the cost of the expansion.
Florida has been given the green light by federal health officials to enroll long-term care patients into a statewide Medicaid privatization program.
Numerous Republican governors, including Rick Scott, have rejected expanding Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act. But a quirk in the law could force governors into a tough spot of denying health coverage to U.S. citizens, but giving it to legal immigrants.
Most Floridians support expanding Medicaid eligibility through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a poll funded by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Two new reports show that the taxpayer-funded Medicare program paid more than $120 million from 2009 to 2011 in violation of federal law for medical services for inmates and illegal immigrants.