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.
As voters go to the polls for next week’s primary, two relatively unknown Democrats hope their low-profile campaigns will work to garner them a win against Republican incumbent Pam Bondi.
The Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama’s health law is becoming a major issue in the 2014 gubernatorial race.
Florida’s Medicaid managed care program has been renewed for three more years.
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An outdated accounting system is forcing Florida to delay payments to schools and healthcare providers.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.