Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

managed-care

Senate bill seeks additional federal Medicaid dollars for mental health and substance abuse programs

in Top Headlines by

The Senate has proposed a tandem of bills that, combined, would transform Florida’s mental health and substance abuse laws as well as increase the amount of federal Medicaid money used fund the programs. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human services will discuss two bills — released late Friday — at its March 16 meeting. The proposed bills do not not have bill numbers because they are drafts. They are contained in the committee’s meeting package. The first bill,…

Keep Reading

House panel kills bill to change Medicaid dental programs for children

in Top Headlines by

On Tuesday, a Florida House panel killed a bill attempting to overhaul the Florida Medicaid program that provides dental care to children. With a 6-6 tie, the House Health Innovation Subcommittee shelved HB 601, filed by Tequesta Republican state Rep. MaryLynn Magar. In the state’s new Medicaid managed-care structure, HMOs and other plans are responsible for offering dental care services to children in the system. HB 601 sought to take pediatric dental services away from the broader Medicaid managed-care program, and…

Keep Reading

Go to Top