Medicaid

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and 10 other Republican governors have asked the President for discussion on relaxing the health-law rules about Medicaid expansion and health exchanges.

A 25-year-old social worker and recent USF grad was stabbed and killed by her 53-year-old client, a man with a criminal history who had been Baker-Acted once before.

According to PolitiFact, there’s truth to Congressman Alan Grayson’s claims about Wal-Mart employees’ high dependence on Medicaid; data on food stamp usage is not as clear cut.

Florida primary care doctors who treat Medicaid patients are getting a huge pay raise on Jan. 1 with funding from the Affordable Care Act. State lawmakers say they won't try to block it.

Gov. Rick Scott was never charged with wrongdoing in the fraud case against the company he ran in the 1990s; executives just weren't prosecuted then. But things have changed. In a few weeks, former WellCare CEO Todd Farha and four others will go on criminal trial in Tampa on charges of Medicaid fraud.

Florida's cost of expanding Medicaid will be relatively minor over a decade, a new study says, after savings on uncompensated care are factored in.

After some initial confusion in the executive branch, Sen. Don Gaetz's office said Monday that doctors will indeed get a major pay boost for treating Medicaid patients on Jan. 1.

On Jan. 1, primary-care doctors who see Medicaid patients are supposed to get a whopping pay boost under the Affordable Care Act, with federal funds. But will Florida comply?

As Kaiser Health News reports, HHS has given states another month to decide on health exchanges. But Florida legislative leaders say they can't act until spring, and sent a list of questions.

Florida could gain a badly-needed economic boost and thousands of new jobs each year if state officials accept federal funds to expand Medicaid, three new studies say.

One study calculates the payoff at 16-to-1.

The studies -- two by university researchers, one by a hospital association -- agree on the fiscal benefit of enlarging the health program for the poor. It's an example of benefiting by  doing the right thing, they say.

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