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  • Legislative leaders: Session likely headed for overtime over Medicaid impasse

    Legislative leaders: Session likely headed for overtime over Medicaid impasse
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers will likely need a special session to resolve a deadlock between the House and Senate over health care spending, top lawmakers from the House and Senate said Wednesday. “If we’re not (agreeing on Medicaid...
  • Hospitals, UnitedHealthcare Reach Agreement

    Hospitals, UnitedHealthcare Reach Agreement
    HARTFORD — A contract battle between UnitedHealthcare and the parent company of Hartford Hospital and The Hospital of Central Connecticut concluded after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, less than two hours before the existing agreement expired. The...
  • 9 easy steps to understanding Florida's Medicaid debate

    The story eclipsing everything else in Tallahassee is the battle over Medicaid money.  But a lot of people are still confused about what’s going on. So here's an attempt to break down the basics in 9 easy steps. 1) More than $50 billion is...
  • Waivers may give next president way out of health care feuds

    Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress. The law signed by President Barack Obama includes a waiver that, starting in 2017, would let states take federal...
  • Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures

    Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures
    When Vicki Burns was told she needed total hip replacement surgery in 2012 she asked her local hospital for a cash price. She got a $79,000 estimate for the surgery. A doctor advised her to research the fee that the hospital accepts from Medicare and...
  • Legislator's Bill Could Have Benefited His Insurance Agency — And He Was Told It Was OK

    Legislator's Bill Could Have Benefited His Insurance Agency — And He Was Told It Was OK
    Newly elected state Rep. John Scott, R-Groton, owns an insurance agency that serves as a broker for state-sponsored student health insurance at UConn, which all full-time students must obtain if they don't have their own personal policy or aren't...
  • Mark Cruise: Free clinics are continuing to fill health-care gap

    Mark Cruise: Free clinics are continuing to fill health-care gap
    As the Affordable Care Act celebrates its fifth anniversary and Florida grapples with the idea of expanding Medicaid, free clinics continue to care for low-income uninsured Floridians. Mark Cruise, executive director of the Florida Association of Free and...
  • Obamacare repeal falls off Republicans' to-do list as law takes hold

    After five years and more than 50 votes in Congress, the Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is essentially over. GOP congressional leaders, unable to roll back the law while President Obama remains in office and unwilling to again...
  • Listen to reason on health care: Editorial

    Listen to reason on health care: Editorial
    Florida House leaders are dead set against a bipartisan Senate plan to provide private health insurance to 800,000 working poor Floridians with billions of federal dollars — so dead set against it that they've thrown this year's legislative...
  • Senate overhauls doctors' Medicare payments in groundbreaking vote

    Senate overhauls doctors' Medicare payments in groundbreaking vote
    Medicare is poised to overhaul the way it pays physicians and create new systems to reward high-performing doctors under legislation approved by the Senate late Tuesday. The unusually bipartisan bill, which passed the House easily last month, will...
  • Financial incentives OK'd for workplace wellness programs

    In a victory for business, federal regulators said Thursday that employers can continue to use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs. But the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission &#...