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Rick Scott healthcare agenda: A no-LIP budget and nixing certificates of need

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Gov. Rick Scott unveiled what appears to be an ambitious healthcare agenda he plans on tackling in the weeks before July 1. Though the governor didn’t have a healthcare agenda going into the 2015 session, Scott announced in a press release that he will develop a Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding that will, among other things, examine eliminating Florida’s certificate of need laws. Certificate of need is a regulatory program to curb the growth in heatlhcare expenditures by limiting the…

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Americans For Prosperity runs a video criticizing Florida Senate for “Obamcare” spin

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Americans For Prosperity is taking its anti-Obamcare message to the internet and is running a video targeting the Florida Senate for its “spin” that the federal health care program would be beneficial to the state. The 30-second video features President Obama‘s face on a spinning token with the Florida Capitol in the background. “Florida Senators say it could solve the health crisis,” the Internet video says “but it could ad millions to the system without adding any doctors. They promise it…

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Most Florida legislators say yes to free or deeply discounted health, dental benefits

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While they are hesitant to implement Obamacare provisions and expand access to health care, Florida legislators overwhelmingly tap into the benefits made available to them either for free or deeply discounted rates. Thirty-six of Florida’s 40 state senators are enrolled in the state health insurance plan and 39 of them enroll in the dental plan, which is free, information from the Office of Legislative Services shows. In the House of Representatives, 106 of the members enroll in the state group…

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