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Capital Report: 06-26-2015

Jun 26, 2015

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 9-million Americans who purchased health insurance on the federal government’s insurance exchange. And as Lynn Hatter reports, some hope the court’s latest ruling could push states like Florida, to fully implement the law.

Capital Report: 06-19-2015

Jun 19, 2015

Florida lawmakers are boosting education spending—though not by as much as they’d hoped. And they’re putting more into healthcare—a move they hadn’t planned for. Education and Healthcare spending compose the largest parts of the state budget—and as Lynn Hatter reports, trying to balance the two issues has been a struggle.

Capital Report: 06-12-2015

Jun 12, 2015

Florida lawmakers have reached a deal on one of the most contentious issue facing the legislature this year—how to fill a billion dollar hole in a program reimbursing hospitals for treating uninsured patients. Lynn Hatter reports the move comes a week after the House torpedoed the Senate’s Medicaid Expansion plan.

Capital Report: 06-05-2015

Jun 5, 2015

Medicaid expansion, the issue that caused this week’s special session, has flat lined. As Jim Ash reports, now that the House and Senate have agreed to disagree, it’s up to the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether 1.8 million Floridians go without health insurance.

Governor Rick Scott’s recent approval of three public records exemptions is drawing both criticism and praise from critics and proponents alike. Sascha Cordner reports.

Capital Report: 05-29-2015

May 29, 2015

Florida lawmakers return to Tallahassee next week, a month after a fight over healthcare funding caused an abrupt end to the regular legislative session. Their mission: get a state budget in place before the start of the July 1 fiscal year. But as Lynn Hatter reports the fight over Medicaid is still smoldering and lawmakers could be adding more fuel to the fire with other health-related proposals slated for the agenda.