Tag: low income pool
Despite COVID-19 concerns, 'Jungle Cruise' makes movie magic (and money). Image via AP.

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For the third time in less than a year, Florida is asking the federal government to amend a sweeping Medicaid “waiver,” including seeking permission to add community mental-health providers to the list of those able to participate in a supplemental Medicaid funding program. “We think this is a great thing to do,” said Melanie Brown-Woofter, […]

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 […]

Michael MolineApril 12, 2017
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The Trump administration is coming through with $1.5 million in new health care money for Florida, Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday as the House and Senate debated their rival spending plans for 2017-18. The money will finance Florida’s Low Income Pool, which reimburses hospitals that provide charity care. The infusion would “truly improve the quality […]


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