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Andy Gardiner says Senate will talk Medicaid, health care with ‘anybody at a any time’

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Senate President Andy Gardiner made an appearance at the A Healthy Florida Works press conference on Tuesday, joining a group of business leaders who are supporting his chamber’s plan to draw down Medicaid dollars and provide access to health care for as many as 800,000 uninsured Floridians. With less than three weeks left in the 2015 regular session, the group called on the Florida House of Representatives to join the Florida Senate and support a Medicaid expansion as proposed in…

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Senate is the ‘right place’ for Florida Medical Association’s top priority

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Florida physicians have friends in the Senate. The Senate Health Policy Committee took up and passed a priority bill for the Florida Medical Association over the strong objections of Associated Industries of Florida as well as the Florida Association of Health Plans. But the majority of those who attended the committee meeting on Monday were there in support of the CS/SB 784, sponsored by state Sen. Don Gaetz. In all, 28 people filled out cards to testify on the measure.…

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