One of the state’s largest care organizations is saying two high-profile senior abuse incidents point to the need for better state oversight. As Jim Ash reports, Gail Matillo, president of the Florida Chapter of the Assisted Living Federation of America is outraged.
Florida’s plan to privatize the state’s Medicaid program for low-income residents, was billed as a cost saver. And last year, Florida healthcare officials started steering people out of the old fee-for-service model, and into private health plans. Now the insurance companies say they’re running more than $500 million in the red.
Former Leon High School Principal Rocky Hanna will soon announce his political intentions. Hanna, now an administrator with the Leon School District, has been rumored as a potential candidate for district superintendent.
The first presidential debate is looming, and under revised rules all seventeen Republican hopefuls—including two big names from Florida—will be squeezing onstage. The only question is whether they’ll be the on the main stage or part of the opening act.