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  • Opinion: Reducing cost of public health care programs requires tough decisions

    Opinion: Reducing cost of public health care programs requires tough decisions
    Reducing the cost of managed public health programs requires sacrifice and tough decisions. At the very least, it may be inconvenient. After all, when people who get something for nothing, or very little, the result is chaos. That's what's happening...
  • Congressional Republicans lobby Obama on health care pool

    A dozen Florida Republicans in Congress urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to renew a low-income health care pool that the state has used while refusing to expand Medicaid.  Sen. Marco Rubio and 11 members of the U.S. House signed a letter to...
  • Gov. Scott's hospital probe gets underway

    Gov. Scott's hospital probe gets underway
    TALLAHASSEE — Members of a panel formed by Gov. Rick Scott to investigate hospital finances began to dig through a trove of data and jargon Wednesday in the latest phase of Florida's broiling health-care fight. Scott spoke at the outset of the...
  • Florida hospital commission meeting echoes Scott's agenda

    Gov. Rick Scott's hospital commission held its first meeting Wednesday, overwhelmed by mounds of data but intent on determining whether hospitals that receive tax money are being managed efficiently. "What are we paying for and what's the result of...
  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: May 18 Miami Herald on Congress being asleep at the wheel: The train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight and left scores injured is a nearly perfect metaphor for the state of the nation's decrepit...
  • Winners and losers in the fiscal year 2016 Oklahoma budget

    Budget negotiators for the Oklahoma House, Senate and Gov. Mary Fallin's office announced a $7.1 billion agreement Tuesday that funds state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Here are some of the winners and losers in that budget: HEALTH...
  • NC House budget moving along after earlier close call

    North Carolina House leaders had a better time Tuesday moving along their proposed two-year state government budget, a day after some fellow Republicans nearly sent it back to budget-writers with complaints about tax credits and incentives. The full...
  • Alabama House passes slashed general fund budget

    The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a general fund budget that slashes $200 million from state agencies after GOP lawmakers could not reach an agreement on tax increases. Representatives voted for the spending plan 66-36, largely along...
  • Beer, movies, guns: The issues you aren't reading about this year

    Beer, movies, guns: The issues you aren't reading about this year
    Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicaid. Right now, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a politician who's talking about health care. Well, I have two points to make about that: First, you shouldn't be swinging around dead cats. Especially not in this...
  • Oklahoma leaders reach deal on $7.1 billion state budget

    Republican leaders in Oklahoma agreed to tap dozens of agency revolving accounts and other one-time sources of money to ease cuts for state agencies in a budget that will slightly reduce overall spending and that faced immediate bipartisan opposition from...
  • Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters

    Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters
     Medicaid stalemate Thanks to Jason Brodeur for elaborating on the state House of Representatives' refusal to agree to the federally funded Medicaid expansion that the Senate is promoting ("House's health plan reduces cost and improves access," Sunday)....