Scott Budget Could Trim AHCA JobsGov. 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.
Doctors Reporting Medicaid HMO ProblemsThe 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.
Gov. Scott One Of 'Most Influential' In Health Care ListGov. 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.
UnitedHealthcare Loses Appeal On HMO ContractsA 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 WeeksFlorida’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 ChangesThe 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.
State Worker Health Insurance Change Advances In Fla. HouseA House committee easily approved a bill Wednesday that would overhaul the state employee health-insurance system, but the issue hinges on upcoming budget negotiations.
Protest Erupts Over Gov. Scott's Health Care Cuts
Florida Medicare Patients Facing Sweeping ChangesA 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.
Gables Entrepreneur’s New Healthcare VentureCoral Gables medical entrepreneur Miguel “Mike” Fernandez announced a plan on Wednesday to invest up to $100 million statewide to take advantage of new Medicaid changes proposed by Governor Rick Scott, according to CBS4 news partners The Miami Herald.