Medicaid

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Health Expansion, LIP Program Divide Budget Proposals

In a move that creates a $5 billion divide with the House, the Senate released a budget proposal Thursday that banks on expanding health-care coverage for low-income Floridians and extending a critical funding program for hospitals.

03/19/2015

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Senators Back Using Federal Money For Health Expansion

A Senate panel unanimously approved a plan to extend healthcare coverage to an estimated 800,000 low income Floridians.

03/17/2015

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State Senate Moves Forward On Health Expansion

Trying to build momentum amid continued opposition from House leaders, a Senate panel Tuesday approved a plan that would expand health coverage to an estimated 800,000 low-income Floridians.

03/11/2015

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House Panel Blocks Medicaid Dental Changes

A House panel rejected a proposal to revamp the Medicaid program’s system of providing dental services to children.

03/10/2015

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Florida Hospitals On Brink Of Losing $1 Billion In Federal Aid

Florida is set to lose more than $1 billion in aid to hospitals around the state if doesn’t expand its Medicaid program.

03/09/2015

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Florida Bill Would Create State Health Insurance Exchange

A new bill, proposed in the Senate, would offer an alternative to Medicaid expansion and would use federal funding to insure nearly 1 million low-income Floridians.

03/06/2015

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Senate To Consider New Health Exchange

Looking for ways to expand health-care coverage, a Senate committee next week is slated to consider a wide-ranging proposal that would set up a new insurance-exchange program, according to documents filed Thursday.

03/05/2015

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House Speaker: ‘No Plans’ To Expand Medicaid Coverage

Florida’s House speaker indicated he does not have plans to expand Medicaid coverage to an additional hundreds of thousands of residents during the next legislative session.

01/28/2015

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Florida Asked To Review Alternatives For Lost Hospital Funds

Florida lawmakers will have to decide what to do with a possible annual loss of $1.3 billion in federal funds that help compensate hospitals and providers who treat uninsured and Medicaid patients.

01/16/2015

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Ruling Targets Non-Lawyers Providing Medicaid Advice

The Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday that took aim at non-lawyers who are paid to help people get Medicaid benefits — including seniors who need Medicaid coverage for nursing-home care.

01/15/2015

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