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Healthcare train doesn’t make it out of station before House calls it quits

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Heath care was the divisive issue of the 2015 regular legislative session with healthcare financing and Medicaid expansion proving to be issues too large to bridge differences. When the House of Representatives abruptly called it quits on Tuesday, several healthcare issues outside of Medicaid went down in a fiery crash. Longtime healthcare lobbyist Christopher Nuland said when House Speaker Steve Crisafulli addressed the chamber and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Corcoran announced Sine Die, he was “dumbfounded. Every lobbyist had the same mouth-open expression,” Nuland said.…

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Will House panel OK a bill allowing advanced RNs to practice without MDs’ oversight?

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At its last scheduled meeting of the year, the House Health Innovation Subcommittee will consider a bill to allow advanced registered nurse practitioners to practice independently from physicians. Sponsored by physician and state Rep. Cary Pigman, HB 547 was temporarily deferred at the panel’s meeting last week when it appeared that it was going to fail. The committee will tackle the bill again today when it meets at 9 a.m. It is the only bill on the agenda. Today’s vote is…

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