Articles in Category: 'Sen. Joe Negron'

By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: February 15, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Florida’s Medicaid program, known for years as the “Pac-Man” of the state budget, could finally see comprehensive reform this year, with a bill expected to be filed in the Senate later this week.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: February 12, 2011 3:55 AM
 

As the state Legislature considers comprehensive Medicaid reform and Gov. Rick Scott recommends Medicaid recipients join managed-care plans in his budget, health care companies in Florida announced Friday the release of a new website and videos designed to show the public and the Legislature the positive impact of their health plans.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: January 13, 2011 3:55 AM

Florida’s budget deficit got a little larger Wednesday, with a state economist adjusting previous projections up slightly to $3.62 billion. And it could get larger still.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 11, 2010 4:05 AM
State economic forecasters predicted Friday that without additional appropriations, Florida’s Medicaid program could begin running a deficit as soon as the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 7, 2010 4:05 AM

Committee meetings for the 2011 legislative session begin Tuesday, and the biggest item on any agenda is Senate Joint Resolution 2, known as the Florida Health Care Freedom Act, which would place a constitutional amendment on the ballot to opt out of the Affordable Care Act.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 2, 2010 6:23 PM

Forecasts for the cost of Florida’s Medicaid program were set to be agreed upon Thursday, but because of discrepancies between the estimates of two state agencies, they were delayed.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: November 18, 2010 4:05 AM

Taking up Senate President Mike Haridopolos’ call to make Medicaid reform within Florida a priority, Senate leaders held a freewheeling discussion Wednesday with health care providers, insurers and patients in the first step toward comprehensive legislation.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: June 2, 2010 12:55 AM
 
In this year of the angry, anti-government voter, Republicans in Florida House District 80 have three flavors of conservatism from which to choose.

A lively Republican primary race in the east-central district features incumbent Debbie Mayfield, R-Vero Beach, former state Rep. Art Argenio and first-time candidate Bradley Ward.
 
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