Tag Archives: Medicaid

Counties take legal action over Medicaid law

The Florida Association of Counties has joined 47 counties in a lawsuit against a new Medicaid billing law. FAC says the suit claims the new Medicaid Billing law is unconstitutional because it violates provisions of the unfunded mandate section of the constitution. FAC Communications Director Cragin Mosteller says Alachua County …

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Rising demand for emergency dental care

Florida children may be experiencing headaches along with their toothaches.  Emergency room visits for dental care are up, because many families can’t afford regular care from dentists who don’t take Medicaid. Florida Community Dentistry Chairman Frank Catalanotto says dental problems in children have wide ranging effects. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/CATALANOTTO1.mp3] He says dental …

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Florida governor unveils his proposed budget

Governor Rick Scott has unveiled his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. It calls for $66.4 billion in spending. That is four and a half billion less than the current budget. One area Scott doesn’t plan to cut is education.  He is proposing a one-billion-dollar increase that focuses on …

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