Healthcare

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Surgical, Recovery Centers Get Aid In House

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.”

03/10/2015

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Florida Bill Would Create State Health Insurance Exchange

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.

03/06/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks after his win in the Governor's Race on November 4, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Scott Pushes Feds To Approve Health Program Money

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.

03/04/2015

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Medicaid Fight May Cost Florida $1 Billion Federal Grant

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.

02/28/2015

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Some Floridians Get Another Week To Buy Health Insurance

If you are had trouble buying health insurance before Sunday’s deadline, federal health officials are granting a special enrollment period for people who were sidelined by long wait times or computer glitches.

CBS Miami–02/17/2015

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Lawmakers Say Telemedicine Deal Likely This Year

Pointing to a need to increase access to health care in areas such as rural communities, a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders Tuesday expressed confidence they will reach agreement this year on a plan to boost the use of telemedicine in Florida.

02/03/2015

November 15, 2014: People signing up for healthcare at an open enrollment.  (Source: CBS4)

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Information

Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act insurance plans will run through February 15th.

11/16/2014

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What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?

With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

09/18/2014

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Feds Grant Florida 3-Year Medicaid Renewal

Florida’s Medicaid managed care program has been renewed for three more years.

08/02/2014

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With New Health Law, Insurers Target Diabetics

As hundred of thousands of diabetics are getting health coverage under federal law, insurance companies are aggressively targeting them.

04/13/2014

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