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FL House Speaker At Odds With Gov. Scott Over Medicaid Expansion

Fla. House speaker criticizes Medicaid expansion TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford says expanding Medicaid coverage is a social experiment doomed to fail. Weatherford opened the annual session of the Florida Legislature […]

CBS Tampa–03/05/2013

Obamacare supporters celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Health Act on June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

ObamaCare 101: Separating Fact From Fiction

What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.

02/28/2013

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DCF: Close The Loop Hole Allowing Wealthy To Get Medicare

Florida welfare officials are proposing a bill that targets Medicaid fraud among patients who hide their assets with family and friends to get the taxpayer-funded program to pay for their nursing home care.

CBS Tampa–02/24/2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has proposed expanding the state's Medicaid program to more than 900,000 more people.(Photo credit -SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida’s Rick Scott Becomes 7th Republican Governor To Propose Federal Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Rick Scott announced plans Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 900,000 more people under the federal health overhaul, a surprise decision from the vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s plan.

02/20/2013

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Florida To Expand Medicaid Under Health Overhaul

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott announced plans Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 900,000 more people under the federal health overhaul, a surprise decision from the vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s […]

CBS Tampa–02/20/2013

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Florida Medicaid Privatization Plans Moving Forward

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal health officials say they expect to approve Florida’s request to move Medicaid patients into private managed care programs if the state resolves several issues to ensure they will be […]

CBS Tampa–02/20/2013

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Florida Senators To Discuss Medicaid Expansion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Health advocates and hospital executives warned Florida lawmakers on Monday that if they do not expand Medicaid, it will create a coverage gap for those who earn too little to […]

CBS Tampa–02/11/2013

Florida has been given the green light by federal health officials to privatize long-term patients through Medicaid. (Photo credit - SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Approve Florida Plan To Privatize Medicaid Statewide

Federal health officials have given Florida the green light to enroll long-term care patients into a statewide Medicaid privatization program.

02/04/2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and others want to meet with President Obama to discuss state issues with federal health care. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Several Governors Request Health Care Meeting With Obama

Gov. Rick Scott and several other Republican governors want to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the federal health overhaul.

12/12/2012

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Report: Florida Could Save Money Expanding Medicaid

MIAMI (AP) — A new health report estimates the state could expand its Medicaid coverage to more than one million residents without spending additional money by offsetting costs in other safety nets.

CBS Tampa–11/15/2012

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