Health & Science

Health & Science
5:33 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

Healthcare Advocates Push To Spare Medicaid From Cuts

Tallahassee, FL – Congress' "Super Committee" is trying to come up with a plan to cut more than $1.5 trillion from the federal budget. It has the ability to look into different areas of the federal budget like taxes, entitlements and defense spending. This has several interest groups watching the process closely. 

Families USA, a national healthcare advocate, is making its case against cutting programs like Medicaid.

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Health & Science
10:54 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Florida accepts health grant, goes for early learning "Race to the Top" money

Tallahassee, FL – Florida will accept a $3.4 million grant sent to the state as part of the Federal Affordable Care Act. The money will go to a home visitation program for at-risk mothers in an effort to prevent child abuse and neglect. Lynn Hatter reports the decision also allows the state to apply for a federal early learning grant.

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Health & Science
4:49 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Study: Rural Floridians have poorer health

Tallahassee, FL – People living in rural areas have less access to health care and worse overall health. That's according to a new study released by United Health Care. Lynn Hatter reports it echoes other studies on rural health done in Florida and across the nation.

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Health & Science
12:40 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

Panel reviews cost claims for federal pollution rules in Florida

Orlando, Fl – An independent panel of scientists is hearing from an series of business groups Tuesday in the second of a two-day public hearing on the cost of Florida complying with federal water pollution standards. Lynn Hatter reports the state and the Federal Environmental Protection agency are at odds over how much it will cost to implement the water rules.

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Health & Science
6:04 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Managed Care: The Future Of Medicaid?

Tallahassee, FL – The entire Medicaid issue is still a "moving target" in Florida. Tom Flanigan reports the state's plan to move Medicaid patients into managed care could have a big impact, not only on the patients, but also the very industries that will have to work together closely under the proposal.

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