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DeSantis Drug Importation Plan Wins House Support

March 13, 2019 - 9:00am
Tom Leek

Gov. Ron DeSantis was criticized last year for not having a health care platform while he campaigned for the state’s top job.

But DeSantis’ recent announcement that he wants the state to begin importing drugs from Canada is getting praise from Florida lawmakers.

Members of the House Health Quality Subcommittee on Tuesday voted 15-2 to approve a bill (HB 19) that would help carry out DeSantis’ plan.

Proposal to Fill Dental Hole Draws Debate

Nursing Homes Get More Time for Generators

December 22, 2018 - 6:00am

About 300 nursing homes across the state have been given another six months to meet a state mandate that they have generators and fuel that can help keep buildings cool.

Nuñez: Nursing Home, ALF Backup Power Likely an 'Ongoing Discussion'

December 6, 2018 - 6:00am
Jeanette Nunez

The incoming administration of Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis may tinker with one of Gov. Rick Scott’s signature acts, pushed in response to Hurricane Irma.

Feds OK Florida Plan to Save $100 Million on Medicaid

December 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

Despite fears that the move could cut access to health care for poor residents, Florida has won approval from the federal government for a change that will let the state reduce how much it spends on Medicaid.

Justin Senior to Leave Top ACHA Post in January

Republicans Score Big among Galvano's Choice to Lead Senate Committees

November 27, 2018 - 6:00am
Galvano announces committee selections Monday

Senate President Bill Galvano put his stamp on the Florida Senate on Monday, as he slimmed down the number of lawmakers holding committee chairmanships and trimmed the number of Democrats in leadership spots.

Oliva Wants to Cut the Cost and Regulation in Florida's Health Care Delivery System

November 22, 2018 - 6:00am

Have no doubt: Incoming House Speaker Jose Oliva wants to expand access to health care by expanding the scope of practice for Florida nurses.

DeSantis Health Plan Calls for More Patient Choices

October 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

Less than two weeks before Election Day, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis has released a plan that he promises would help transform Florida’s health-care system.

Insurers Shun State Health-Care Website

September 29, 2018 - 6:00am

The pushback against Gov. Rick Scott’s effort to create a health-care transparency website appears to be more widespread than state officials previously acknowledged.

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