For journalists, a politician in campaign mode can be a very tough interview. Disciplined candidates will stay on message, no matter what. Sometimes, you’ll expose a side of them that voters don’t get to see in their scripted appearances and campaign ads.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist tried to draw sharp contrasts Thursday with Republican Gov. Rick Scott on issues such as the environment, education and openness — while also seeking to defuse questions about why he won’t appear with Democratic opponent Nan Rich.
An outdated accounting system is forcing Florida to delay payments to schools and healthcare providers.
A Miami federal judge, on Tuesday, refused to dismiss a Medicaid lawsuit filed a year ago.
A 14-year-old southwest Florida cancer survivor is lobbying lawmakers on Capitol Hill to fund Medicaid and other children’s programs.
In a move to privatize the Medicaid program, at least three million recipients are transitioning to managed care.
Former foster children are eligible for health coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act until they turn 26 years old, but many in Florida don’t know it yet.
Florida’s senior senator is calling for a federal investigation, after our story on the birth tourism businesses that are springing up between Miami and Moscow. The agencies cater to wealthy and middle class women from former Soviet Bloc countries who want to give birth to an instant American citizen. But it’s the potential for Medicaid fraud that CBS4 investigates has uncovered, that is prompting the most outrage, reports CBS4 Anchor Rick Folbaum.
Florida pediatricians say an expected legislative move heightens worries about what will happen to young special-needs patients as the state privatizes the Children’s Medical Services program over the next three months.
Lawmakers may face a late night Friday after a budget compromise was emailed Tuesday evening.