Tag Archives: health care

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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Marion County’s health department tackles low ranking

By 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.

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Shands reveals plans for new Gainesville emergency room

By 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.

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In the News: prison health care, Walgreens investigation, Lipitor production halted, fiscal cliff, Powerball winners

By 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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Supreme Court upholds health care law

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.

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