Sen. Anitere Flores

Key Health Budget Issues Could Get Kicked Upstairs

Mar 1, 2018
The News Service of Florida

A top budget writer said Wednesday she doesn’t expect a conference committee to settle all the differences between the House and Senate on health-care spending, leaving the issues to be decided by legislative leaders. 

Senate Leaders Press For Change In Hospital Funding

Feb 8, 2018
WGCU

A proposal to redistribute hundreds of millions of dollars away from safety-net hospitals and toward increasing base Medicaid payments at all hospitals drew opposition Wednesday in the Florida Senate.

Nursing Homes Get Boost In Senate Budget

Jan 25, 2018
Florida House of Representatives

Nursing homes would get a nearly 4 percent increase in what they are paid to treat frail, elderly Floridians, while $318 million in Medicaid funding would be redistributed among the state’s hospitals, under a proposed spending plan released Wednesday by a Senate budget panel.

$50 Million Sought To Tackle Opioid Epidemic

Oct 13, 2017
Daylina Miller/Health News Florida

Skyrocketing numbers of overdoses. Burned-out first responders. Families torn apart.

Hospital Funding Decision A Key In Senate Budget

Mar 30, 2017

A Senate panel Wednesday signed off on an initial health and human-services budget proposal that counts on the federal government approving $607 million for a program that sends money to hospitals.

A Florida lawmaker is hoping a claims bill to further compensate a child abuse victim will pass the state legislature for 2017. This will be the fourth year the measure comes before lawmakers.