Florida’s Medicaid pilot gets OK, with some strings

December 16, 2011 Off By administrator

Florida’s Medicaid pilot gets OK, with some strings
News from Sarasota Herald-Tribune:

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Here’s a report from Tallahassee correspondent Christine Jordan Sexton on two key decisions by the federal government that could impact health care coverage for Floridians:

The federal government on Thursday finally weighed in on some long-running health-care issues with the state and neither decision is likely to completely please the GOP-controlled Florida Legislature or Gov. Rick Scott.

After 18 months, the feds ruled that the state can keep intact its Medicaid pilot program that began under former Gov. Jeb Bush. But the approval of this long-sought out waiver is bringing some additional terms and conditions that Florida didn’t ask for.

And the federal government also shot down a request by Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty that the state get a break on new requirements for health insurers that were passed as part of the Affordable Care Act. McCarty has argued that the a portion of the federal health care o…………… continues on Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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State’s consumer advocate plans to add staff
News from Pacific Business News:

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A state agency that advocates for consumers plans to expand to keep pace with Hawaii’s rapidly growing renewable-energy industry.

The Division of Consumer Advocacy, which looks out for consumers of regulated public utilities and transportation services, wants to fill eight open positions that are currently funded — and eventually add two more unfunded positions.

“We are extremely busy, even more so with the state’s interest in the tran…………… continues on Pacific Business News

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