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Florida Senate: Use Expanded Medicaid Savings For Education

Florida Senate leaders are standing their ground when it comes to expanding Medicaid and keeping hospital funding.

04/24/2015

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Special Session Seems Imminent As Medicaid Fight Continues

Florida House leaders met behind closed doors Tuesday while Senate leaders held a special hearing in an attempt to agree on Medicaid and finalize a budget as the need for a special session seemed imminent.

04/21/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

State Submits New Model For LIP As Clock Ticks

The state agency responsible for Medicaid submitted a new proposal Monday to the federal government for up to $2.2 billion in health-care funding, but the move might be too late to break a budget impasse.

04/20/2015

(Source: CBSMiami/Dave Game) One of the new private rooms. Existing semi-private rooms are being remodeled and converted into private rooms

Florida Sends Feds Hospital Funding Proposal

A proposal based on the state Senate’s plan to extending funding for hospitals that treat low-income patients has been submitted to the federal government.

04/20/2015

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Doctors, Nurses Deliver Flip-Flops To Governor Scott

Florida’s doctors and nurses are weighing in on the fight over Medicaid expansion.

04/19/2015

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. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Compares Obama Administration To Sopranos

Governor Scott is comparing the Obama Administration to the Sopranos, accusing the president of not caring for low-income families, even as the governor refuses to expand Medicaid to more than 800,000 low-income families.

04/17/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds 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. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Suing Feds For Withholding Hospital Funds

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he is suing the Obama administration for withholding hospital funds because the state won’t expand Medicaid.

04/16/2015

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. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Senators Question Scott Administration’s Handling Of LIP

Senators raised questions Wednesday about how Gov. Rick Scott’s administration has handled negotiations with the federal government over billions of dollars in health-care funding that has thrown the state budget process into disorder.

04/15/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Overtime Looming For Lawmakers

Ending weeks of speculation, Republican legislative leaders Wednesday acknowledged they won’t be able to wrap up budget negotiations before the scheduled May 1 end of the 2015 session.

04/15/2015

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Feds To Scott: Expand Medicaid If You Want Hospital Funds

Florida health officials want Florida’s Medicaid program to be expanded before they grant Florida Governor Rick Scott’s push for funding to help hospitals treat low-income patients.

04/14/2015

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