Capital Report: 06-30-2017

Jun 30, 2017

Prescription drug prices are the newest target in the fight over healthcare costs. Massive price hikes in common medications like EpiPens have raised questions about how prices are determined. Health insurance companies are blaming those cost on rising premiums and as Lynn Hatter reports, some patients say they’re having to ration their prescriptions.

A 62-year old Jefferson County widow is living in a group home after her husband’s death led to a nervous breakdown and involuntary confinement.  Meanwhile, her former legal guardian is behind bars until she accounts for $400,000 in missing cash, real estate and personal property.  Advocates say it’s an example of a faulty system and, as Jim Ash reports, a warning flag for a rapidly aging Sunshine State.

This Saturday more than 100 new laws go/went into effect in Florida. Regan McCarthy has more...

Advocates are happy about a new law on the books slated to take effect Saturday to help protect kids within Florida’s child welfare system. Sascha Cordner reports.

WMFE Reporter Renata Sago talks about the proceedings this week in the Florida Supreme Court as justices wrestled with the case of Orange County State Attorney Aramis Ayala.