Describing the state’s arguments as “baseless,” federal officials this week fired back in court against Gov. Rick Scott’s contention that the Obama administration has unconstitutionally tried to link expanding Medicaid with the continuation of a key health-care funding program.
Florida legislators are heading back to the state Capitol promising to do what they couldn’t during their 60-day regular session — pass a new state budget.
A top federal official told Florida it can likely expect $1 billion in the budget year, that begins July 1, for a key health-care program known as the Low Income Pool, according to a letter dated Thursday.
After weeks of conflict, House and Senate leaders Friday formally called a special legislative session to reach agreement on a new state budget and to hammer out differences on major health-care issues.
Gov. Rick Scott on Monday appointed nine people — none of them hospital executives, and only one of whom appears to have significant medical experience — to a commission meant to examine the economics of health care and hospitals in Florida.
The Obama administration is spending $5 million to fund 10 new community health centers in the Sunshine State.
Gov. Rick Scott, after his mother’s death in 2013, went on TV to explain his decision to drop his strongly-held opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
The appointment of a Florida health official in Governor Rick Scott’s administration is in limbo.
The House and Senate budget-writing committees approved spending plans Wednesday separated by more than $4 billion, setting up weeks of negotiations over a pair of health-care measures that account for most of the differences.
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