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U.S. House to approve Vern Buchanan measure protecting seniors

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The U.S. House is expected Tuesday to pass Congressman Vern Buchanan‘s legislation to preserve Medicare Advantage plans for thousands of older people in Sarasota and Manatee counties. “Medicare Advantage plans have a proven track record of improving health, reducing costs and offering much-needed personal choice to seniors,” Buchanan said in a statement. “I am committed to strengthening and preserving this vitally important program.” Buchanan’s bipartisan proposal seeks to prevent the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from terminating popular, low-cost Medicare…

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WellCare selected to continue participating in the Florida Healthy Kids program

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WellCare Health Plans, Inc. announced today that its Staywell Health Plan has been selected by the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation (FHKC) to continue to provide managed-care services for children 5-18 years of age, as part of the Florida Healthy Kids (FHK) program. Pending execution, the two-year contract will begin on Oct. 1, 2015, and may be extended for two additional years at FHKC’s discretion. Staywell will have an opportunity to serve children in the FHK program who live in Regions 1,…

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