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Who’s To Blame For Florida’s Rising Medicaid Costs?

Florida Governor Rick Scott is blaming rising Medicaid costs on ‘Obamacare’ while the state’s top economists said the two are not related.

08/04/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Gov. Scott At Odds Again With Fellow Republicans

Just six months ago, Gov. Rick Scott stood onstage outside the state Capitol basking in his hard-fought victory as he began his second term.

07/26/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Drops Medicaid, Hospital Funds Lawsuit

Florida Governor Rick Scott dropped his lawsuit against the Obama administration on Medicaid expansion and hospital funds.

06/25/2015

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Feds Say Hospital Funding Deal Reached ‘In Principle’

After months of wrangling about the issue, a top federal official Tuesday outlined a deal to continue Florida’s Low Income Pool health-funding program for two years.

06/23/2015

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Vero Beach Doc Settles Fraudulent Medicare Billing Claims

A Vero Beach surgeon and the plastic surgery clinic he runs have agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations that they improperly billed Medicare for procedures that were unnecessary or never performed.

06/22/2015

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Budget Votes Finally Send Lawmakers Home

After two sessions, 108 days and one rancorous health-care debate, the final gavels fell Friday in the House and Senate following approval of a $78.7 billion budget that settled few of the issues dividing the Capitol.

06/19/2015

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Lawmakers Strike Deal On Hospital Funding

Lawmakers struck a deal Friday on how to spend about $2 billion in hospital funding in the budget year that begins July 1, clearing a key sticking point in talks about a state spending plan and potentially clearing the way to end a special session next week as scheduled.

06/12/2015

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Judge Denies Scott’s Request For Mediation With Feds

A federal judge denied Florida Governor Rick Scott’s request for mediation with Obama administration officials over hospital funding.

06/10/2015

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Feds: No Need For Mediation In Scott’s Medicaid Lawsuit

In the battle over federal hospital funds, the Obama administration says no mediation is needed despite Florida Governor Rick Scott’s request for it.

06/09/2015

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Lee Blasts ‘Hypocritical’ House As Talks Continue

Even as a flare-up in negotiations on economic-development spending demonstrated simmering tensions between the House and Senate, lawmakers continued Monday to try to come to agreement in two areas that helped spark an ongoing special session: funding for health care and environmental projects.

06/08/2015

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