U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Even as a flare-up in negotiations on economic-development spending demonstrated simmering tensions between the House and Senate, lawmakers continued Monday to try to come to agreement in two areas that helped spark an ongoing special session: funding for health care and environmental projects.
After months of federal negotiations and proposals floated by Gov. Rick Scott, the House and the Senate, lawmakers on Saturday reached tentative agreements on how much money should flow to hospitals and other medical providers that care for large numbers of low-income patients.
The Florida Senate floated a health care coverage plan in an effort to break the logjam over extending coverage to hundreds of thousands of Floridians.
A congressional hearing is planned to address the healthcare funding feud between Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Obama administration.
A federal judge last week rejected the state’s latest attempt to end a decade-long lawsuit that contends Florida has not properly provided care to children in the Medicaid program.
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.
A legal move to disqualify one of two Democratic candidates for Florida attorney general failed Friday when a Tallahassee judge ruled that George Sheldon met the residency requirements for the race.
Thousands of unaccompanied minors who are crossing the border with no families are being housed in border states but soon South Florida could be seeing a similar situation.
Florida has joined six other states in asking a federal judge to block an Obama administration mandate that requires birth control coverage for employees of religious-affiliated hospitals, schools and outreach programs.
Federal agents stormed homes and offices at dawn this morning as part of a major Medicare fraud bust in and around Miami. The crime: $165 million dollars allegedly stolen from U.S. taxpayers.