The Scoop: Wed. April 17th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Bob Graham dies  Former Florida Senator and Governor Bob Graham has died at the age of 87. Medicaid trial A court date is set for a lawsuit over how the state has handled removing people...
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A trial over Florida Medicaid eligibility is scheduled for May 13

A federal judge has scheduled a trial for May 13 in a lawsuit over people being dropped from Florida’s Medicaid program after redetermination
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Florida appeals in a Medicaid dispute with the feds

Florida has appealed in a dispute involving a program that has helped generate billions of dollars in Medicaid money for hospitals.

The Scoop: Thu., March 28, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

A congressional redistricting plan pushed by Governor DeSantis in 2022 has been rejected by a panel of three federal judges.
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Medicaid enrollment in Florida plummets to below 4.8 million

Enrollment in Florida’s Medicaid program dipped slightly below 4.8 million in January, continuing months of decreases.
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Medicaid expansion could be on the 2026 ballot in Florida

Listen: There’s an effort going on now to place Medicaid expansion on the 2026 ballot in Florida. This comes as Florida is one of only ten states that haven’t expanded Medicaid. Jake Flaherty is the...

Health Insurance Now!

The open enrollment period to obtain subsidized health insurance from the federal marketplace (Obamacare) closes on January 16. Free, unbiased health care navigators from Florida Covering Kids and Families (FCKF) are standing by to assist...
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Both the Senate President and House Speaker oppose expanding Medicaid in Florida

Florida House Speaker Paul Renner reiterated opposition to expanding eligibility for the Medicaid program.
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Moffitt Cancer Center settles with feds for $19.5 million

The federal government and Florida contended that Moffitt submitted improper claims to Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE.
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Florida lawmakers submit budget requests for things like Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, FAU College of Dentistry and Hotel Ponce de Leon

Individual Florida lawmakers’ budget requests have reached $3.8 billion in the Senate and $5.99 billion in the House.
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Florida sues the federal government over medical records

Florida is trying to fend off a potential class-action lawsuit over dropping people from the Medicaid program.
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The Scoop: Tues., December 19, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Inmate numbers climb in Florida The number inmates in Florida is expected to increase in the coming years. The prison population plummetted early in the COVID-19 pandemic.   Bill would discourage environmental challenges A bill...

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