'Direct Primary Care' Gets Approval In SenateThe Senate Health Policy Committee has approved a bill aimed at clearing the way for "direct primary care" agreements in Florida.
Dade Needle Exchange Program Clears Senate PanelA state Senate committee has approved a long-discussed proposal that would create a pilot needle-exchange program in Miami-Dade County.
Senate To Take Up Health Expansion Early In SessionThe Senate is set to take up a controversial health expansion plan during a special legislative session next month.
Scott's Job Chief Lands Senate BackingFlorida Goveror Rick Scott's new jobs chief was confirmed in the Senate Wednesday, just a day after a committee tabled the confirmation of a top state health official.
Abortion Waiting Period Gets Senate OKA divided Senate committee Tuesday approved a controversial bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before they could receive abortions.
Eyeball Wars Heat Up In SenateCapitol insiders may have thought they'd seen the last of eye wars, which for years were a perennial fight between optometrists and ophthalmologists over scope-of-practice issues.
State Senate Moves Forward On Health ExpansionTrying to build momentum amid continued opposition from House leaders, a Senate panel Tuesday approved a plan that would expand health coverage to an estimated 800,000 low-income Floridians.
Senate To Consider New Health ExchangeLooking for ways to expand health-care coverage, a Senate committee next week is slated to consider a wide-ranging proposal that would set up a new insurance-exchange program, according to documents filed Thursday.
State Senate Panel Supports KidCare For Immigrant ChildrenAfter lawmakers scuttled the idea last year, a Senate committee has backed a proposal to help immigrant children get health coverage in the KidCare program.
Kidcare Expansion For Legal Immigrants In Jeopardy A bill that would extend low-cost KidCare health insurance coverage to the children of legal immigrants faces legislative roadblocks --- not the least of them the doubts of Senate President Don Gaetz.
Competing Medical Marijuana Proposals In House, SenateLawmakers in both chambers are advancing proposals that would open the door for a non-euphoric strain of marijuana that backers believe can dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy.