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Details on Rick Scott’s hospital commission start to emerge

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As the dysfunctional 2015 legislative session continued on Wednesday with the Florida Senate threatening to sue the House for its abrupt sine die, Gov. Rick Scott floated to the media details about the hospital and healthcare commission he plans on convening. Scott released a draft outline of the commission that shows he plans on examining hospitals and insurance companies and will examine the salaries and benefits of executive staff, management, lobbyists and legal counsel. Specific to financial data, Scott’s commission…

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Office of Insurance Regulation announces high-level changes

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As Gov. Rick Scott seeks to replace Florida insurance regulator Kevin McCarty, the Office of Insurance Regulation has announced several strategic moves. Although staff changes have been forthcoming for a while, Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times reports they are unrelated to McCarty’s standing with the governor and the Cabinet. Rebecca Matthews, McCarty’s chief of staff, leaves after next week for a post as executive director of the Florida Healthy Kids Corp. Replacing Matthews is Belinda Miller, currently OIR’s…

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