Tag Archives: Medicaid

Grace Marketplace Worried About Spread Of Illness On Site

By on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 10:09 am

A resident of local homeless shelter Grace Marketplace diagnosed with scabies is causing concern about disease transmission and control. Grace Marketplace are concerned about a potential outbreak of an airborne disease.

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How Budgets Cuts Are Affecting Putnam County Public Transportation

By on April 21st, 2014 | Last updated: April 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Putnam County’s only public transportation system is in danger. Putnam County officials are fighting to save the bus service that provides much-needed rides to doctor’s offices, grocery stores and more.

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In The News: Undocumented Students Tuition, Medicaid Expansion, Gov. Scott On Arizona Bill, Whale Protection

By on February 27th, 2014 | Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 9:47 pm

This Could Be The Year For In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students In Florida – State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition even if they are in the country illegally. Florida Center […]

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In the News: housing demand, Gainesville Marriott hotel, Medicaid alternative, police wage dispute

By and on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: March 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

Demand for houses increases nationally – The increase in demands for homes has caught the housing industry off guard. Across the country, sales prices for homes have increased by 7.3 percent. Phoenix, Tampa and Dallas have experienced increases. Builders are […]

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In the News: defense attorney charged with DUI, house fire, senate rejects Medicaid expansion, Rome tourism rooting for American Pope

By on March 12th, 2013 | Last updated: March 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Local defense attorney, Thomas Edwards, charged with DUI after hit and run | Gainesville.com – Gainesville criminal defense attorney Thomas Edwards, 55, faces charges of driving under the influence Saturday afternoon on southbound I-75. Edwards, who is a partner in the Gainesville […]

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Florida residents present views on Affordable Care Act and Medicaid to house panel

By on January 15th, 2013 | Last updated: January 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm

The Florida Legislature meets to discuss The Affordable Healthcare Act, its affects on residents and the potential increase in the number of residents who are eligible for Medicaid benefits.

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Scott announces plan to opt out of the Medicare expansion

By on July 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

After reviewing the impact of the Supreme Court ruling that allows Florida to legally opt out of implementing one of the costliest provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Governor Rick Scott has decided to not implement an expansion of the […]

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Several Florida counties challenge state medicaid law

By on April 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:38 am

A new state law requiring counties to pay millions in unpaid medicaid bills is being challenged. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta reports the counties are seeking a temporary injunction against the law to keep it from being enforced.

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FL Association of Counties to sue state over medicaid laws

By on April 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Florida law requires counties to pay more than $300-million dollars in disputed medicaid bills. Florida Association of Counties spokesperson Cragin Mahsteller says Alachua County will go from paying $400,000 thousand dollars annually to more than $6-million in the first year.

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Representative Chestnut weighs in on changes to Medicaid billing

By on April 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Last week, Governor Rick Scott signed off on a piece of legislation which will make changes to Medicaid billing that could cost Alachua County millions of dollars. The bill includes a provision making counties responsible for 85% of unpaid bills related to […]

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