Tag Archives: health care

Citrus County Health Bus Reaches Distant Residents

By 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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Florida House Bill Proposes More Authority for Nurse Practitioners

By 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.

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In The News: Congressman Resigns, Postal Rates Increase, Florida Health Care Conference, Scott Avoids Gambling Debate

By 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 [...]

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Q&A with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare CEO Maggie Labarta

By 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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Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Still Experiencing Technical Difficulties

By 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.

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In the News: Prison Privatization Promise Misses Target, Child Welfare System Faces its Faults, Affordable Health Care Counselor Ban, Obamacare Premium Projections

By 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 [...]

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Affordable Care Act Calls Attention To Low-Income Residents

By 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.

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In The News: Rising Chocolate Prices, Hunter Safety Courses, Rick Scott’s Voter Purge, Vocal Objections to ‘Navigator’ Ban

By 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 [...]

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In the News: Bill may increase property insurance rates, state-subsidized Medicaid alternative, Senate to debate guns, purse snatcher arrest

By on April 11th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm

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 [...]

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SFC panel to discuss lack of African-American men in health care on Thursday

By on March 14th, 2013 | Last updated: March 14, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Santa Fe College is hosting a panel of African-American professionals in the health care industry Thursday. The panel will focus on the shortage of American-American men studying in the field.

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