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Scott Budget Could Trim AHCA Jobs

Gov. Rick Scott could be dialing back the number of positions at the state Agency for Health Care Administration as part of his proposed 2015-16 budget.


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Doctors Reporting Medicaid HMO Problems

The Associated Press interviewed doctors, parents and health advocates around Florida who said privatization has exacerbated problems first noticed in a pilot program eight years ago.


What Is The Difference Between An HMO And A PPO?

The difference between an HMO and a PPO is in their costs and health care options.


Fla. Gov. Rick Scott talks to CBS4's Gio Benitez in Tampa about the RNC and Tropical Storm Isaac on Sunday, August 26, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott One Of ‘Most Influential’ In Health Care List

Gov. Rick Scott ranked 43rd in Modern Healthcare’s list of the 100 most influential people in health care. A second Floridian also placed in the Top 100.


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UnitedHealthcare Loses Appeal On HMO Contracts

A Tallahassee appeals court this week rejected an appeal by UnitedHealthcare of Florida in a dispute about major changes in HMO coverage for state employees.



Fla. Medicaid Pilot Program Extended For 2 Weeks

Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration received a two-week reprieve for a controversial Medicaid pilot program that sent patients into managed-care programs, or HMO’s.



Bill Passes To Make Massive Medicaid Changes

The Florida Senate has approved a bill that will privatize the state’s Medicaid program. The changes will mean 3 million poor Floridians will now be getting their health care from HMO’s.


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State Worker Health Insurance Change Advances In Fla. House

A House committee easily approved a bill Wednesday that would overhaul the state employee health-insurance system, but the issue hinges on upcoming budget negotiations.


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Protest Erupts Over Gov. Scott’s Health Care Cuts

WEST MIAMI DADE (CBS4) – Hundreds of people came on foot, in wheelchairs, and walkers to Tropical Park Friday morning to protest Gov. Rick Scott’s budget cuts to the health care industry. They said his […]


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Florida Medicare Patients Facing Sweeping Changes

A bill released by lawmakers Thursday proposes moving millions of low-income Floridians to HMO-style health plans and limits how much the state will spend on the program.