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 […]
By Larissa Scott 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.
By Lauren Verno on January 16th, 2013 | Last updated: February 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm
The health department created a new awareness plan, the Community Health Improvement Plan, to combat the low-ranking health statistics in Marion County.
By Sabrina Alvarez on December 6th, 2012 | Last updated: October 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm
The University of Florida and Shands plan on opening a 24-hour emergency facility in northwest Gainesville next year. This $10 million facility will allow locals to have access to quicker care in their area.
By Kelsey Meany on November 29th, 2012 | Last updated: November 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm
Judge hears Fla. prison privatization challenge – Circuit Jude John Cooper heard a case Thursday in Tallahassee in regards to plans to privatize health care services in Florida prisons. The Gainesville Sun DEA probes Walgreens pharmacies over drug diversion in […]
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By Scott Hensley, NPR News on June 28th, 2012 | Last updated: September 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm
Chief Justice John Roberts said the requirement that individuals have health coverage or pay a penalty falls within Congress’ power to impose taxes. On the issue of Medicaid expansion, a majority of the court said Congress can expand Medicaid, but can’t strip states of all their Medicaid funds if they fail to participate in that expansion.