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  • Feds offers Florida plan aimed at solving state budget mess

    The Obama administration offered Thursday to extend Florida's hospital funds for another two years, but only at about half the amount the state received last year — a deal that might help fill a $1 billion state budget hole and resolve a legislative...
  • NC Medicaid director resigns from post to lead UNC Pembroke

    The director of the state's Medicaid system has resigned to become the new chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Dr. Robin G. Cummings will assume his new duties July 15. He succeeds Chancellor Kyle Carter, who is set to retire at...
  • Mayo: Feds blink, offer compromise in Florida health care battle

    Mayo: Feds blink, offer compromise in Florida health care battle
    The feds blinked. Gov. Rick Scott's malevolence and stubbornness in refusing to expand Medicaid have been rewarded. But at least hospitals that serve the poor will get the safety-net funding they need, and Florida legislators have a framework to...
  • 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...
  • Senate budget writers restore health cuts in House plan

    Senate budget writers moved Wednesday to restore many of the deepest cuts to health services in the House's $11.2 billion budget, including services for older residents, people with developmental disabilities and substance abuse treatment. "What we did...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...