FHIX Fails In HouseIn the likely final act of one of the most divisive legislative debates in years, the Florida House voted decisively Friday to reject a proposal that would have used federal Medicaid expansion money to help lower-income Floridians purchase private health insurance.
Senators Rake Medicaid Official Over CoalsThe legislative battle over health care heated up as a Senate committee grilled a high-ranking official from Florida Governor Rick Scott's administration.
Insurers On Federal Exchanges Propose Rate IncreasesThose who purchase health insurance through the federal government exchange could see a substantial increase in their premiums next year.
House, Senate Still Stuck In Health DebateA 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.
Senate Floats Revised Health Coverage Plan 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.
Truman Conference Focuses On National Health CareA 2-day conference is shinning a light on national healthcare and the legacy of President Harry S. Truman.
Congressional Hearing Planned On LIP ShowdownA congressional hearing is planned to address the healthcare funding feud between Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Obama administration.
Florida Budget Snarled As Governor Challenges 'Obamacare'It’s hard to imagine Gov. Rick Scott was ever a supporter of “Obamacare.” But following his mother’s death, Scott had dropped his objections to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Dates Set For Special Session; LIP Could Be In TroubleLegislative leaders are set to meet for a special session to find a compromise on Florida's budget.
No Agreement Between Florida Gov., Feds On MedicaidAmid the battle to pass a new budget, Florida Governor Rick Scott said no agreement has been reached with the Obama administration on health care financing issues.
Texas, Kansas To Back Florida Lawsuit Against Obama AdministrationFlorida Gov. Rick Scott is getting support from governors in Kansas and Texas in his fight against the Obama administration to free billions of federal hospital dollars even if the states don't expand Medicaid.
Florida Representative Apologizes For Controversial TweetA state representative for Florida is apologizing for a tweet that drew criticism over possible racial undertones.
Deadline For Health Insurance Under Federal ExtensionTime is running out for people who don't have health insurance and don't want to be 'dinged' by the government for not having it.
House Rules Chief Points To 'Radio Silence' In Session MeltdownFrustration over the Senate's response to settle a health-care budget stand off led to Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli's decision to stop the 2015 legislative session early, according to one of the speaker's top lieutenants.
Gov. Scott Files Lawsuit Against Obama Over Medicaid ExpansionFlorida Gov. Rick Scott filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Obama administration, saying they are coercing the state to expand Medicaid in order for Florida to get $1 billion in federal hospital funds.