HEALTH CARE HEADLINES

Despite having the fifth highest uninsured rate and the second most people in the coverage gap, opportunities to achieve a more equitable health care system in Florida are right around the corner.

Growing conversations around Medicaid expansion, improving oral and menta...

On July 17, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) hosted a public meeting discussing changes to Florida’s Developmental Disabilities Individual Budgeting (iBudget) Waiver (Watch The Florida Channel Report here). 

The Medicaid iBudget Waiver provides home and co...

 The burden of rising prescription drug costs has been disproportionately shouldered by Florida residents. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Floridians spent $246,186,700 on prescription drugs in 2018, the 4th highest total of any state. Florida ranked 2nd in...

The 2019 Florida legislative session is over, but Governor DeSantis continues to weigh which bills passed by the legislature he will sign into law. This week he signed several health care bills reflecting priorities of House and Senate leadership.

On June 11, Gov. Ron D...

The death rate from opioid related deaths in Florida is higher than the national average and between 2012 and 2017 the rate more than doubled. In May 2017 Governor Scott declared opioid addiction a public health emergency. But in spite of the rhetoric, funding for serv...

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), on any given night in Florida there are approximately 31,000 persons who are homeless.  Of this population approximately 27% are families, while 67% are individuals consisting of Veterans, the severely ment...

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