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Florida lawmakers consider health care cuts as hospitals battle pandemic

Florida lawmakers consider health care cuts as hospitals battle pandemic

/“I would say that everything is on the table,” Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, said when asked about reducing Medicaid payment rates for hospitals and nursing homes. Christine SextonTALLAHASSEE — The havoc of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has strained health-care providers across the state, might not be enough to spare hospitals and nursing homes from Medicaid spending cuts in the coming year.Top Republican leaders in the Florida House and Senate acknowledged Thursday a chance that lawmakers could make health-care cuts as they struggle to craft a balanced budget amid the economic...

February 19, 2021
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Florida health system ranked among worst in the nation

Florida health system ranked among worst in the nation

TALLAHASSEE — We’re No. 41. A new Commonwealth Fund analysis ranks Florida’s health system among the worst in the nation, finding, among other things, that the state spends $19 a person on public health, or about 51% of the national average, and has more children without a “medical home”  than any other state. Advertisement Also, the report released Friday shows that Florida is one of 17 states that in 2018 had more than a 5% disparity in uninsured rates between white adults and  Black and Hispanic adults The report shows that  15% of white Floridians were uninsured,  according to 2018...

September 11, 2020
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