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  • A reader's guide to the Legislature's Medicaid alternative talks

    TALLAHASSEE -- A panel of Florida lawmakers today is taking up a privatized alternative to Medicaid expansion that could result in as many as one million low-income Floridians qualifying for the first time for subsidized health-care coverage. The plan,...
  • Senate puts forth alternative to Medicaid expansion

    TALLAHASSEE-- The Florida Senate panel examining implementation of Obamacare Monday rejected expansion of Medicaid under the health care law and debated a new proposal put forth by committee Chairman Joe Negron that would try to put low income people on...
  • House PIP proposal would limit coverage to emergency treatment

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A draft of the House's PIP reform bill would make major changes to the no-fault auto insurance law by requiring policies to cover only emergency care and services rendered within three days of an auto accident. The 101-page House draft...
  • Haridopolos talks budget, abortion and PIP

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos expressed confidence Monday afternoon that legislative leaders would have a deal on the budget by the end of the day and also said that he hoped they could land a compromise on personal injury...
  • Senate plan to reform car insurance laws devolves into chaos

     
    A Florida Senate plan to reform the state’s car-insurance market devolved into chaos Tuesday, as senators threw more than three dozen amendments at the package – some written from the chamber floor – that at times left some senators...
  • Senate passes PIP

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate agreed to a House compromise on personal injury protection reform Friday night with a 22-17 vote. The move to reform the no fault auto insurance, which pays for the first $10,000 in medical care stemming from an...
  • The Sentinel as poetry?

     
    So, I get all sorts of book pitches (which is kind of odd, seeing as how I don't write about books). But I thought I would highlight this one because it's a book about, well, the Orlando Sentinel … or rather a book written from the Orlando Sentinel....
  • Siplin asks for special prosecutor in Trayvon Martin case

     
    TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, flanked by other lawmakers, asked Gov. Rick Scott to appoint a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation of Trayvon Martin's death. The unarmed 17-year-old was shot Feb. 26 by George Zimmerman,...
  • AIF endorsements skip over most hotly contested Central Florida races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The influential business lobbying group Associated Industries of Florida has released its first batch of endorsements for the 2012 elections, and avoided taking a side in virtually every high-profile Orlando-area contest. The group's...
  • Big fight breaks out over pill mill tracking system

    A major legislative fight is breaking out over Gov. Rick Scott's surprise proposal to kill Florida's planned computer database to combat pill mills. A longtime opponent of the database, Sen. Joe Negron, R-Hobe Sound, said many Republican lawmakers are...
  • House starts looking at Medicaid cuts

     
    By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The House released an initial health and human-services budget proposal Tuesday that would chop hospital Medicaid rates by $291 million next year and trim a series of benefits for low-income...
  • Negron: HHS cuts won’t be as bad as predicted

     
    By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The Senate's chief health-budget writer likely will propose $390 million in general-revenue cuts to health and human-services programs, though nursing homes and developmental-disability...