HEALTH CARE HEADLINES

Last week, over 74,000 Floridians filed for first time unemployment benefits.

Our country is unique among first-world countries in that we rely heavily on employers to voluntarily provide health coverage for workers and their families. We know this system fails to cover...

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 is having a devastating impact in our community. More than 400,000 cases have been confirmed across the globe. Currently, Florida is ranked seventh in the United States, with over 1,900 confirmed cases, In the coming weeks, community health centers will experi...

This week, CMS approved Florida’s 1135 waiver request for more flexibility with assisting Medicaid recipients. The federal government allows states to experiment with their Medicaid programs through a waiver process (waiving the rules). This new waiver allows Florida t...

When a Category 5 hurricane barrels across the Southeastern seaboard, Florida’s leadership wastes no time in deploying all available resources. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the same must be done now.

Even in states that have expanded Medicaid and robustly in...

It was good to see that many of the major insurance companies and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have agreed to waive deductibles and copays for the coronavirus test. These important decisions would cover about 240 million Americans. However, the Americ...

March 9, 2020

From February 24, 2020 to March 24, 2020, the Agency for Healthcare Administration is requesting comment regarding renewal of Florida's Model Waiver.  Florida's Model Waiver has 20 total slots for children diagnosed with spinocereballar degenerative disease OR who are...

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