Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, a leading Republican critic of President Obama’s health care law, said he now supported a three-year expansion of Medicaid to cover more poor people.

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  • Gov. Rick Scott’s anti-science purge begins: State employee banned for uttering ‘climate change’
    A Florida state employee has been reprimanded and told not to come to work after Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) administration banned the use of the terms “climate change” and “global warming.” Earlier this month, reports said that officials in the Scott administration ordered Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administrators not to use the terms in documents or meetings because they asserted that the climate science behind global warming was not a “true fact.” More
  • GOP boycotts health care advisory board
    House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
  • US medicine spending shows rare dip
    Total U.S. spending on prescription medicines declined last year, a first in more than half a century. The dip was 1 percent, to $325.8 billion — a 3.5 percent drop after accounting for population growth and economic expansion, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. More
  • Study Finds Expanded Medicaid Increases Health Care Use
    Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law. More
  • Where the Budget Cut Pain Is Really Being Felt
    "It's in areas like health care, education and job training," Packer said. "Programs are closing or are being cut, layoffs are happening. It's not just waiting in line a bit longer at the airport." More
  • Hundreds of thousands of Florida children could lose health coverage with Medicaid cutbacks
    Florida is about to experience an unprecedented unwinding of Medicaid coverage that could leave more than a million families at risk of losing their free health insurance.
    03/27/2023 - 6:30 am | View Link
  • Hundreds of thousands of Florida children could lose health coverage with Medicaid cutbacks [South Florida Sun-Sentinel]
    Marne Harvich of Orange Park runs a Facebook group for Florida parents like herself who count on Medicaid as health insurance for their children. Florida is about to experience an unprecedented ...
    03/25/2023 - 2:09 am | View Link
  • Orlando man accused of submitting $400K in fraudulent Medicaid claims
    The administrator of a pediatric extended care center was arrested on Medicaid fraud charges, the attorney general’s office announced Wednesday.
    03/22/2023 - 9:41 am | View Link
  • Florida is 1 of 11 states declining to accept federal money to expand Medicaid
    With the end of the COVID public health emergency, 1.7 million people in Florida will soon lose their Medicaid health coverage. Despite that, officials have no plans to expand Medicaid in Florida.
    03/15/2023 - 2:11 am | View Link
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