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Hospitals tell Rick Scott in a draft letter: Don’t tax us

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The Florida Hospital Association has a message for Gov. Rick Scott: Don’t inrease our taxes. In a May 18 two-page draft letter, the association has written the governor a letter making clear that the hospitals don’t believe a way to plug the loss of the federal Low Income Pool program is through a tax on their revenues. LIP is a $2.2 billion program of supplemental Medicaid payments made mostly to hospitals and funded mostly through county dollars as well as…

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Feds have until July 4 week to give Florida an answer on Medicaid amendment

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Florida’s budget showdown over hospital funding may not get resolved until mid-summer, thanks to a little-noticed series of deadlines that accompany the state’s official request to draw down billions in healthcare funding. The decision by the Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Liz Dudek on Monday to propose an amendment to the the existing Medicaid waiver and to solicit written input on the proposed amendment triggered time requirements that mean that legislators may not know the fate of the Low Income…

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