| Oct 12, 2014
The tightening of Medicare's 30-day readmission guidelines for patients, combined with an escalating fine structure, will cut into reimbursements to hospitals on the Peninsula next year.
By expanding the criteria to include the readmission of patients...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Charlie Crist is a Republican turned independent turned Democrat. He has been for and against the Affordable Care Act, for and against reproductive rights, and for and sort of against the 2009 economic stimulus. He bolted when times got tough and...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:29 AM
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| Oct 16, 2014
| 1:37 PM
UnitedHealth Group on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations as the company saw growth in its government-funded Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Net income for the quarter was $1.6 billion, or $1.63 per diluted common...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is facing a stiff reelection challenge this year, has stuck to his stated determination to repeal the Affordable Care Act if his party takes control of the Senate in the next election.
This is a...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 9:19 PM
A new UCLA study has found that while people enrolled in low-cost, government-run health plans visit emergency rooms at high rates soon after becoming insured, the number falls dramatically within a year.
That's good news, said study author and UCLA...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:56 PM
The two candidates running in Florida House District 29 both like to talk about the record of the challenger to make their cases.
The challenger is Republican former state Rep. Scott Plakon, who said he passed 16 bills while he was serving as District...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 8:26 AM
MIAMI - Varios grupos proinmigrantes del sur de Florida aprovecharán el debate electoral que enfrentará este viernes al gobernador republicano, Rick Scott, y el candidato demócrata, Charlie Crist, para pedirles mejoras en el "acceso a la educación,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:47 AM
According to a new federal database put online last week, pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million in speaking and consulting fees over a five-month period in 2013.
Some doctors received over $500,000 each, and some...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Sen. Phillip Puckett's resignation handed control of the Senate to the GOP and effectively scuttled the McAuliffe administration's push to expand Medicaid. Leading Democrats accused Republicans of buying the Senate by offering Sen. Puckett a job with...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:43 PM
It took just moments for Charlie Crist and Rick Scott to unsheathe their knives in an attempt to slice and dice each other in the first debate of the Florida governor's race, an hourlong back and forth that showcased multiple policy differences.