Health & Science


One Florida lawmaker's effort to provide clear guidance for end-of-life care turned into a conversation on death, and euthanasia. Republican Senator Jeff Brandes’ bill would lead to the creation of portable a portable form patients and their doctors fill out to make sure the patients' wishes are followed.

A map showing which states have multi-state plan agreements in place.
House Staff Analysis / Florida House of Representatives

A Florida House panel has approved a measure that would let consumers purchase health insurance across state lines. But not everyone is on board with the idea.

Mercatus Center / George Mason University

As lawmakers grapple with healthcare costs, they’re taking another look at rules governing where health care centers can be built. Those rules are called certificate of need. A scaled-down version of a bill addressing certificate of need is in play, but it’s not without controversy.

The Florida legislature is working to answer a big question—how to absorb a $400 million hit to its healthcare budget. Lawmakers rolled out a plan Thursday to account for a shrinking pool of federal healthcare dollars.

Former Senate president Don Gaetz says Medicaid Expansion is a dead issue for the next three to five years.  The Senator says lawmakers are now focused on what he calls second tier healthcare plans.