Governor Scott is comparing the Obama Administration to the Sopranos, accusing the president of not caring for low-income families, even as the governor refuses to expand Medicaid to more than 800,000 low-income families.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he is suing the Obama administration for withholding hospital funds because the state won’t expand Medicaid.
The federal government suspended negotiations over the possible loss of more than $1 billion that is currently funding the state’s hospitals, Florida officials said late Wednesday.
Wading into a fierce debate in the health-care industry, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would increase the authority of advanced registered nurse practitioners to care for patients.
The Florida Department of Health faces a legal challenge in its latest attempt to move forward with regulations for the state’s new medical-marijuana industry.
Physicians and other healthcare professionals using the Internet and other technology to provide care to patients remotely, also known as telehealth, began moving forward in the House Thursday.
Despite objections from the hospital industry, a House panel Tuesday approved a bill that would allow patients to stay overnight at ambulatory surgical centers and open the door for longer-term “recovery care centers.”
A new bill, proposed in the Senate, would offer an alternative to Medicaid expansion and would use federal funding to insure nearly 1 million low-income Floridians.
Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday tried to increase pressure on the federal government to continue funding for a program that hospitals say is critical to providing care to low-income and uninsured patients.
Before the Florida Legislative season has even begun, they may be faced with a challenge to fill a $1 billion hole in the state’s health care budget.