Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Health care costs are at the heart of a Health News Florida reporting project called PriceCheck. It lets you search and contribute to a database of common medical procedures. We want to hear from you, but submitting information on our database. You also can email our reporters at (Tampa Bay) or (South Florida).You can also call 877-496-6999 if you wish to provide information or share comments that you do not want made public on this forum.

Scott's Hospital Commission Ready To Wrap

Lottie Watts
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Gov. Rick Scott's hospital commission is set to complete its work at a meeting Tuesday in Tallahassee.

The Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding, which Scott created last year to delve into health financing and regulatory issues, is scheduled to hear from two health-care experts and Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, before reviewing a draft of the panel's "final observations."

Scott set up the commission after a health-care funding battle that caused the 2015 legislative session to implode. The profile of the board has faded since the budget fight wrapped up in June, though Scott has continued to take aim at costs and regulations in the hospital industry.

The governor has called for lawmakers to approve measures that would help him fight what he calls "price-gouging" in the industry.