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Rick Scott’s commission is focusing on the costs

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Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order identifying nine areas he wants a blue-ribbon healthcare commission to examine regarding healthcare costs in Florida, including  how much money “taxpayer-funded” hospitals spend on lobbyists, campaign contributions, and advertising. This is the second healthcare commission the governor has created since 2011 and, like its predecessor, it has a focus on the care delivered at “taxpayer supported” hospitals. In the May 5 executive order, Scott spells out the profitability percentages in 2012 and 2006 for…

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