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Hearing Held For Disabled Kids in Nursing Home

Attorneys asked a federal judge Friday to grant class-action status to a lawsuit that says the state is unnecessarily institutionalizing about 200 disabled children in nursing homes and cutting services that would allow them to receive care at home.

09/13/2013

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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

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Feds: Fla. Keeping Disabled Kids In Nursing Homes

Florida officials are violating federal law by unnecessarily warehousing hundreds of children with disabilities and even babies in sterile nursing homes, away from their families and with little social interactions often for years, according to a letter sent Thursday by federal investigators.

09/07/2012

Nurses take care of a patient who was evacuated from a nursing home in Tomioka town, 60 km from the nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, in Koriyama on March 18, 2011. (Photo credit: KEN SHIMIZU/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Deals Blow to Advocates for Old, Disabled

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge struck a blow Tuesday to advocates for the elderly and disabled, removing class-action status from a lawsuit that had argued Florida illegally forces people into nursing homes when they are capable of living elsewhere.

CBS Tampa–01/03/2012

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Ex-nursing home ombudsman’s lawsuit reaches court

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s ousted nursing home ombudsman will be in court arguing that Gov. Rick Scott forced his resignation in retaliation in violation of laws protecting whistleblowers.

CBS Tampa–11/28/2011

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