Some Florida groups have come to the defense of the Obama administration in a lawsuit filed by Florida Governor Rick Scott over a health-care battle.
Describing the state’s arguments as “baseless,” federal officials this week fired back in court against Gov. Rick Scott’s contention that the Obama administration has unconstitutionally tried to link expanding Medicaid with the continuation of a key health-care funding program.
A rare June special session began Monday with legislative leaders promising to get done with the unfinished business left over from their annual spring meeting: passing a spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1.
Florida can anticipate about $1 billion in funding for a health-care program at the center of a state budget standoff, a high-ranking federal official wrote in a letter Thursday, giving lawmakers a better idea of what to expect when they begin a special session next month.
A top federal official told Florida it can likely expect $1 billion in the budget year, that begins July 1, for a key health-care program known as the Low Income Pool, according to a letter dated Thursday.
A dozen Republicans in Florida’s congressional delegation sent a letter this week to President Barack Obama calling for continuation of the Low Income Pool health-funding program.
HCA, which has 46 hospitals across the state, has sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott calling for an overhaul of the way Florida pays for care of low-income patients.
Every thing from money for teachers and child abuse investigations to how the state responds in the wake of a hurricanes would be impacted if the Florida legislature can’t reach a deal on a new budget in the next couple of weeks.
Florida hospitals have fired back against Gov. Rick Scott in the latest salvo over the governor’s suggestion that the health-care facilities mimic professional baseball teams in sharing revenues.
Gov. Rick Scott raised the possibility Thursday that state government could shut down because of a budget impasse in the Legislature and asked agencies to outline services that need to keep running regardless of whether lawmakers reach an agreement.