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Class Action Status Sought For Suit Over Kids In Nursing Homes

Attorneys for around 200 disabled children in nursing homes will ask a federal judge to give class-action status to a lawsuit alleging the state is putting the children in nursing homes unnecessarily and cutting services for their care at home.

CBS Miami–09/13/2013

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Hearing Set In Case About Kids In Nursing Homes

A federal judge will hear arguments Sept. 13 about whether a dispute involving disabled children being placed in nursing homes should become a class-action lawsuit.

CBS Miami–09/05/2013

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Focus on South Florida: Babies in Nursing Homes

We focus on the big break in an ongoing CBS4 News investigation regarding disabled babies being forced to live in nursing homes.

My TV 33–07/29/2013

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Senate Hearing To Follow Lawsuit Over Kids In Nursing Homes

The chairwoman of a Senate committee says she will hold a hearing about the state’s record of placing children with disabilities in nursing homes when the Legislature resumes committee meetings in September.

CBS Miami–07/25/2013

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Feds Sue Florida For Keeping Disabled Kids In Nursing Homes

Following up on a threat the U.S. Justice Department made last September, federal officials have filed a suit against the state of Florida for its practice of housing disabled children in nursing homes.

CBS4–07/22/2013

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Partnership Enables Elderly Miami Vets To Avoid Costly Nursing Homes

For decades, elderly veterans have poured $100,000 a year, on average, into the Miami VA System. Thanks to a new partnership between that system and Miami Jewish Health, a less expensive option is now available.

CBS4–12/08/2012

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DOJ Asks: Is Fla. Unnecessarily Placing Disabled Kids In Nursing Homes?

Officials from state agencies and the U.S. Department of Justice met Thursday to discuss whether that’s the case, which would be a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

CBS4–11/17/2012

Janna Montgomery said her daughter Anabell is at risk of being placed in a nursing home. (CBS4)

DOJ Looks To Quickly Address Children In Nursing Homes

Saying that time is “of the essence,” the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday offered to quickly meet with Florida officials about a federal investigation that found disabled children were unnecessarily being placed in nursing homes.

CBS4–09/26/2012

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Florida Panel Rejects Federal Funds For Elderly

A Florida legislative panel Friday rejected millions in federal money designed to help remove patients from nursing homes and provide them with similar care in their own homes.

CBS4–06/25/2011

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Senate Targets Medicaid And Mental Health For Cuts

Hospitals and mental-health treatment and care for thousands of people with debilitating illnesses are among the targets of a new Florida Senate budget proposal that would cut at least $1 billion from the Florida Department of Health & Human Services.

CBS4–03/21/2011

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