By WUFT News on June 1st, 2015 | Last updated: June 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm
Florida legislators began a special session Monday to pass a budget for the year beginning July 1. But the House and Senate are still in a stalemate over whether to adopt a Senate proposal use Medicaid expansion money from the Affordable Care Act to help lower-income Floridians purchase private health insurance.
By Ashley Lombardo on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm
UF Health’s five-year strategic plan “The Power of Together” will connect the healthcare community in order to provide quality patient care and improve academic research and interdisciplinary education efforts.
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By WUFT News on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm
A congressional committee will hold a hearing on Gov. Rick Scott’s showdown with the federal government over health-care funding. However, that meeting could come too late to help close a potential $2.2 billion hole in the state budget.
Florida Charter School Lawsuit Loses Major Plaintiff – The Florida Association of School Administrators has pulled out of a lawsuit challenging the legality of Florida’s corporate tax scholarship program. According to FASA executive director Juhon Mixon, the board dropped out […]
By Abigail Doupnik on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 10:54 am
FL Legislator Advocates For The Disabled – Senate President Andy Gardiner is pushing for more legislation to increase state-funded opportunities for developmentally disabled individuals. Sarasota Herald-Tribune Nursing Home Construction Begins After 14-Year Ban – Construction of new nursing homes in […]
Two dead, over 170 potentially exposed in ‘superbug’ outbreak – Contaminated medical instruments are thought to be the source of a “superbug” outbreak in Los Angeles. Two patients exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria have died, while 7 have been infected. […]
By Brooke Baitinger on January 30th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 10:30 am
Several programs in Florida are helping individuals sign up for health insurance. The services assist with creating email accounts, filling out paperwork and selecting the best coverage options.
By Shannon Kaestle on April 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: April 2, 2014 at 10:20 am
Vehicle fee cut bill waits for Gov. Scott signature – Gov. Scott will sign into law a bill that will lower vehicle registration fees today. The bill will potentially save motorists a total of $309 million during the 2014-2015 budget year. […]
By Cyanne Dunn on March 30th, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm
With the March 31 deadline to enroll approaching, healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act has spiked, with Floridians making up around 7 percent of enrollees.
By Angela Skane on March 25th, 2014 | Last updated: March 25, 2014 at 11:49 am
Electronic cigarettes may not help people stop smoking: study – A study by the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California found that smokers who used e-cigarettes were no more likely to quit smoking after […]