Tag: LIP funding
Woll Everglades restoration come in time for the Cape Sable sparrow?

Peter SchorschFebruary 28, 2018
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Senate Appropriations Chair Rob Bradley is undertaking something seen too rarely in the Legislative process: He is actually trying to clean up and improve Florida’s health care financing policy. Bradley, an Orange Park Republican, intends to do this by finally eliminating “auto-payments,” a payment scheme that Gov. Rick Scott described in 2015 as arbitrary, inconsistent and bearing no relationship […]

Peter SchorschAugust 15, 2017
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Last week, the Trump administration approved Florida’s request for the long-anticipated Medicaid 1115 waiver. The waiver increases funding in the Low Income Pool to $1.5 billion, which will help cover the costs of uncompensated care in our state. Tucked into that significant budget is a comparatively small – but incredibly important – budget crumb of […]

Peter SchorschMarch 3, 2016
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It’s hard to criticize Florida’s safety net hospitals. They are the last-resort centers that provide medical care to uninsured or under-insured people. Who could argue against doing everything possible for such a deserving cause, right? But with those hospitals screaming about a proposed state funding formula, maybe we should all take a moment to catch our breath and […]

Jim RosicaDecember 10, 2015
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Senate President Andy Gardiner says he expects a productive 2016 Legislative Session without the turmoil that fractured last session. Gardiner, a Republican, spoke to FloridaPolitics.com Thursday in a pre-session interview. House Speaker Steve Crisafulli is scheduled to hold a similar question-and-answer session with news media next Friday. But the issue that caused the last Session to […]

James CallMarch 3, 2015
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Senate President Andy Gardiner spoke with reporters for about 10 minutes Tuesday after the Senate adjourned its first session of the 2015 Legislative Session. The discussion highlighted the differences separating the House and Senate as they begin writing a state budget and addressing other priorities. While the Senate is focused on prison reform, providing access […]


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