healthcare reform

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State lawmakers continue to butt heads on healthcare reform, specifically where new hospitals can be built. Both chambers want to improve access to healthcare, but they disagree on rules for hospital construction.

Meredith Geddings / Florida House of Representatives

The Florida House of Representatives is moving forward with a long healthcare agenda.  It includes a push for more acute-care facilities, scaling back rules governing where hospitals can be built, and letting some nurses prescribe more medications.

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A new bill would allow physician assistants and nurses with advanced training to write prescriptions.

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The fight over the future of Healthcare in Florida is not over, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling reaffirming the Affordable Care Act. The Court has upheld subsidies for nearly nine million Americans who purchased health insurance on the federal government’s insurance exchange. Some hope the court’s latest ruling could push states like Florida, to fully implement the law.