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

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Nearly $100 million the state assumed would be saved by changing a policy about patient eligibility for Medicaid won’t come to fruition this year. Tom Wallace, assistant deputy secretary for Medicaid finance and analytics at the Agency for Health Care Administration, told members of the Social Services Estimating Conference on Monday that Florida hasn’t gotten […]

Mitch PerryJune 26, 2017
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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor is disputing the line being parroted by Trump administration officials that the GOP Senate health care bill won’t cut Medicaid costs by hundreds of billions of dollars. “That’s untrue, because they propose to cut about $850 billion out of Medicaid over the next decade, and you simply cannot cut that far without […]

Mitch PerryJune 9, 2017
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A day after Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price refused to say if the Donald Trump administration would fund cost-sharing insurer subsidies next year, Kathy Castor and other Florida congressional Democrats say uncertainty is undermining the stability of the health care insurance marketplace. “President Trump and his administration should focus on helping hardworking families keep […]

Mitch PerryMay 2, 2017
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A coalition of seniors, health plans and private companies advocating lower prescription drug costs is launching a campaign in Florida. The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP) believes taxpayers should get a full accounting of how much they pay for high-cost drugs through federal programs like Medicare, or through research at the National Institutes of Health. […]

Scott PowersApril 18, 2017
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In a letter sent today to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Florida’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson called attention to Florida’s heroin and opioids crisis and sought answers on how Medicaid can do more. In his letter, Nelson declared that the heroin and opioid epidemic is “devastating Florida” and he encouraged Price […]

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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