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  • Take time to pick the right long-term-care facility for a parent

    When Donna Braley was 79, her family started to notice she was having trouble doing things that she'd always loved to do -- crocheting, cooking, doing crossword puzzles. Because her children lived in different states, it took a while for them to piece...
  • Paul Sassone: Low minimum wage hurts you and me

    Paul Sassone: Low minimum wage hurts you and me
    There are lots of reasons to support a nationwide increase in the minimum wage. Certainly, one of the most compelling reasons is that employers who pay minimum wage salaries are ripping us off – ripping me off, ripping you off. The harsh truth...
  • La. lawmakers advance Medicaid expansion financing tool

    A proposal to help pay for Louisiana to expand its Medicaid program if the state's next governor is interested in tapping into the billions of federal dollars available continues to zip through the Legislature. The Senate Health and Welfare Committee...
  • Scott, House bash 'compromise' Senate health plan

    Scott, House bash 'compromise' Senate health plan
    TALLAHASSEE — A new Medicaid expansion plan touted as a "compromise" by Senate leaders Tuesday was swatted by Gov. Rick Scott and the House, leaving the state budget impasse without a resolution less than a week before a special session to deal with...
  • Democrats show priorities as they advance 2016 budget plan

    Democrats show priorities as they advance 2016 budget plan
    A plan Illinois Democrats are proposing as an alternative to the steep cuts sought by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner would keep budget levels flat for local governments and Medicaid and only modestly reduce higher education assistance, committee leaders...
  • Florida Senate offers health care coverage compromise

    Republican leaders in the Florida Senate offered up a revamped health care proposal Tuesday in an effort to end a budget stalemate that threatens to shut down state government, but the proposal was immediately rejected by Gov. Rick Scott and House GOP...
  • Senate leader floats 'compromise' to Medicaid expansion plan

    Senate leader floats 'compromise' to Medicaid expansion plan
    TALLAHASSEE – Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, proposed significant changes Tuesday to legislation expanding Medicaid eligibility in the state, with an eye toward a compromise with the House to help solve the budget impasse between the two...
  • Kissimmee pastor jailed in Medicaid fraud case

    Kissimmee pastor jailed in Medicaid fraud case
    A Kissimmee pastor is in the Osceola County Jail on charges of swindling Medicaid out of $94,000 for mental-health care that patients never received, according to the state Attorney General's Office. The Rev. Lynda-Lee Aikiema Gonsalves-Barnes billed...
  • NY settles lawsuits over disabled man's death, records show

    New York is settling lawsuits against staff at a state residence in Queens where a 33-year-old disabled man was killed three years ago when he was restrained, according to court papers and attorneys in the case. The suits by Rasheen Rose's sister,...
  • Florida Senate offers health care coverage compromise

    Florida Senate offers health care coverage compromise
    Top Florida senators are offering up a revamped health care coverage plan in an effort to end a stalemate with Republican House leaders and Gov. Rick Scott. Senate President Andy Gardiner announced Tuesday that the Senate was changing its proposal to...
  • State needs long-term health care cure

    State needs long-term health care cure
    The Obama administration's offer to extend federal funding for charity care at Florida hospitals for another two years is welcome. It might be enough for state legislators to finish the job of passing a budget and head off a government shutdown when...