Scott's hospital panel meets as special session looms

With the Legislature set to meet in less than two weeks to begin hammering out a final agreement on health-care disputes that have caused a budget stalemate, a new hospital commission created by Gov. Rick Scott held its first meeting Wednesday.

05/21/2015 | admin | 0

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Hospitals to Scott: look up financial data

As Gov. Rick Scott's newly created health-care commission prepares to meet Wednesday to begin sifting through data about hospital funding, the governor's request for information has been met with hospitals essentially telling him to go look it up.

05/20/2015 | admin | 0

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Hospitals push back against Scott on revenue sharing, data

Florida hospitals fired back Monday 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.

05/19/2015 | admin | 0

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Lawmakers to return June 1, face health care issues

After weeks of conflict, House and Senate leaders Friday formally called a special legislative session to reach agreement on a new state budget and to hammer out differences on major health-care issues.

05/15/2015 | admin | 0

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Gov. Scott raises specter of government shutdown

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.

05/14/2015 | admin | 0

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What to know and what to do when you have chest pain

Experiencing chest pain can be very scary. Many people panic and are unsure of what to do and how to handle the situation.

05/13/2015 | admin | 0

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Mayor Alvin Brown wants feds to talk to Jacksonville

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown is asking U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to negotiate directly with his city if a state showdown with the federal government endangers funding for the Low Income Pool, or LIP, program.

05/13/2015 | admin | 0

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Scott names hospital panel without hospital executives

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday appointed nine people --- none of them hospital executives, and only one of whom appears to have significant medical experience --- to a commission meant to examine the economics of health care and hospitals in Florida.

05/12/2015 | admin | 0

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Congressional hearing planned on LIP showdown

A congressional committee will hold a hearing on Gov. Rick Scott's showdown with the federal government over health-care funding, but that meeting could come too late to help close a potential $2.2 billion hole in the state budget.

05/12/2015 | admin | 0

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Scott calls for hospitals to share profits

Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that, like Major League Baseball teams, hospitals should share profits if the federal government refuses to authorize $2.2 billion in health-care spending.

05/08/2015 | admin | 0

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