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New AHCA Secretary Has Fans, Detractors

While Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Mary Mayhew will take the helm at the state Agency for Health Care Administration, it hasn’t been made clear when she will begin the job or how much she will earn.

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By Jim Saunders
8/26/2010 © Health News Florida

The Florida Supreme Court continues to ponder whether the November ballot will include an attack on federal health reform -- and add a highly partisan issue to an already nasty campaign season.

Justices released their regular weekly batch of opinions this morning but did not rule on a proposed health-care constitutional amendment. Time is running short: Elections supervisors will start printing ballots after primary-election results are formally certified Sept. 2, a week from today. 

FL gets $1M to review rates

Aug 16, 2010

By Carol Gentry
8/16/2010 © Health News Florida

The Florida Medical Association decided Sunday after two days of heated debate not to break off relations with the American Medical Association, officials and delegates said at the conclusion of the event.

Instead, FMA will send AMA a letter describing just how unhappy it is with the national group’s actions on health reform.

WellCare settles with shareholders

Aug 9, 2010

By Mike Wells
 8/9/2010 © Health News Florida

WellCare Health Plans announced a second-quarter loss but also preliminary settlement of a class-action suit by shareholders with the Securities and Exchange Commission for $200 million.

Law’s effects vary by region

Aug 5, 2010

By David Gulliver 
8/6/2010 © Health News Florida/Kaiser Health News

For the 11 million people signed up for Medicare Advantage plans, their future with the popular program may depend on where they live.