By Brooke Baitinger on February 9th, 2015 | Last updated: February 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm
The Feb. 15 deadline for the current health care enrollment period is less than one week away. Until that time, organizations such as the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, WellFlorida Council and Enroll America will host sign-up events and offer services to assist with enrollment, but some consumers will continue to experience unsolvable issues with the process.
By Maria Llorens on April 14th, 2014 | Last updated: April 15, 2014 at 12:14 am
The Citrus County Health Department has implemented a mobile clinic program to help low-income and homeless patients get basic medical services.
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By Christine Casey on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 9:25 am
The bill suggests nurse practitioners be allowed to prescribe controlled substances, an action approved in 49 other states.
By Kristan Wiggins on January 27th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 10:18 am
Rep. Trey Radel to Resign from Congress – Rep. Trey Radel, R-District 19, is expected to resign from Congress on Monday, according to multiple sources found by POLITICO. This comes after the congressman was caught buying cocaine from an undercover […]
By Tom Krynski on January 16th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 11:25 am
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare is a private nonprofit that aids those affected by mental illness and substance-use disorders in and around North Central Florida. Its main campus is located in Gainesville at the corner of Williston Road and Southwest 13th Street, […]
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By Mia Jones on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm
People trying to register for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace have been experiencing problems because of heavy traffic on the website. There is still plenty of time to buy insurance, according to healthcare officials.
By Sam Burroughs on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Rick Scott’s prison promise falls short: Scott’s prison privatization promise falls short – Gov. Rick Scott’s $1 billion promise to cut spending on prisons by privatizing them has faced opposition in the state legislature leaving taxpayers still footing the bill for […]
By Trevor Sikkema on September 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm
As lawmakers continue to debate the proper funding for future health care programs, organizations across Florida are already offering practical ways to help low-income residents who need care now.
By Brittany Bokzam on September 14th, 2013 | Last updated: September 14, 2013 at 4:21 pm
More Democrats decry ‘harmful, spiteful’ ban on ‘navigators’ as Scott avoids issue – An increasing number of high-profile Democrats are openly criticizing a Florida policy barring paid health care advisers from contacting patients at local health departments. The policy has […]
Property insurance rates could go through roof under Senate bill – Property insurance bill SB 1770, which has been making its way through the Florida Senate, includes potential huge rate increases. With this bill, $9 billion in “hurricane taxes” would […]