Tag: Bruce Rueben

Staff ReportsApril 12, 2017

Florida hospitals were responsible for creating more than 900,000 jobs in 2015, according to a new economic impact study. The study, completed by the University of Florida and sponsored by the Florida Hospital Association, found Florida hospitals were responsible for creating 901,674 full- and part-time jobs in 2015. The report also found hospitals generated nearly […]

Ryan RayJanuary 14, 2016

It’s no secret Gov. Rick Scott, former health care CEO, has a newfound zeal for protecting Floridians from mayhem wrought by allegedly out-of-control hospitals and providers. Scott insists on more regulations, disclosure, and even criminal penalties for providers who charge “unconscionable” rates. He has even gone so as far to say a bill towards that end currently […]

Associated PressSeptember 29, 2015

In his latest dispute with Florida hospitals, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday called for additional regulations, including a requirement that they disclose more information about prices charged to patients. Scott is hoping the Florida Legislature will pass the proposals during the 2016 session. The Republican governor has taken aim at hospitals that receive public funds […]


Nine days after announcing the dates, the Florida Legislature issued the proclamation for the special session. The call is wide open, including Medicaid expansion, elimination of certificate of need law, direct primary care, state group health insurance changes,the budget and conforming bills from the 2015 regular legislative session and tax relief. As previously announced, the […]


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