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Eight Didn't Do Enough to Help Floridians

By Times-Union Editorial
June 15, 2015

The stubborn refusal of the Florida House to pass a conservative, Republican-oriented Medicaid expansion plan is beyond contempt.

Florida Legislators Reach Deal On Money For Low-Income Patients’ Health Care

By Gary Fineout and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press
June 15, 2015

Florida legislators racing against the clock on a new state budget struck a deal Friday on a $2 billion plan to steer money to more than 200 hospitals that treat large numbers of low-income patients.

Rick Scott's LIP Lawsuit Could Draw Him Into Courtroom Next Week

By Christine Jordan Sexton, Florida Politics
June 11, 2015

There could be courtroom drama next week in Gov. Rick Scott’s lawsuit against the federal government over the fate of $2 billion in supplemental Medicaid money known as Low Income Pool.

Amid State's Health-Care Fight, Potential New Crisis Looms

By Gray Rohrer, Orlando Sentinel
June 10, 2015

About 1.3 million Floridians could lose federal subsidies for their Obamacare health plans if the U.S. Supreme Court deems them unconstitutional in a ruling that could come as early as this month.

House Rejects Senate FHIX Plan By A 72-41 Vote

By Mary Ellen Klas, Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau
June 8, 2015

The Florida House rejected a Senate bill to expand health insurance coverage to thousands of Floridians Friday, putting a temporary end to a bitter and divisive fight that saw no winners.

Florida Senate Says Misinformation About Medicaid Expansion Plan Casting Negative Shadow

By Tia Mitchell, Florida Times Union
June 3, 2015

Members of the Senate budget committee arrived at a meeting Tuesday to discuss the chamber’s Medicaid expansion proposal with a chip on their shoulder.

Access To Care: Could Medicaid Have Helped Miami Man Avoid Amputation?

By Daniel Chang, Miami Herald
June 2, 2015

The ulcer on Vincent Adderly’s right foot started as a small lesion on the tip of his big toe — a minor injury for many but a serious medical risk for a diabetic.

Medicaid Expansion Plans Dying As Attention Shifts To Hospital Funding

By Lynn Hatter, WFSU Tallahassee
June 3, 2015

House Speaker Steve Crisfaulli says the Senate’s Medicaid Expansion plan has too many problems, and probably won’t pass his chamber.

Senate Sets Health Expansion Bill Schedule

By News Service of Florida, Health News Florida
May 26, 2015

The Senate will move quickly during a special legislative session next month to reiterate support for a controversial plan that would use federal Medicaid money to provide health insurance to about 800,000 Floridians.

House Should Allow Vote On Medicaid Expansion

By Paula Dockery, Miami Herald
May 22, 2015

How will the Florida Legislature divvy up $80 billion?