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  • July 14, 2017 11:45 AM | Susan Kaplan (Administrator)

    If or when the GOP introduces its healthcare plan, you should understand what is at stake.

    http://www.mcknights.com/daily-editors-notes/increasing-understanding-of-medicaid/article/674625/

  • July 11, 2017 3:19 PM | Susan Kaplan (Administrator)

    Governor Scott has been vocal in his opposition to the current health care law, and has made several trips to Washington, D.C. to talk with federal lawmakers about repealing and replacing the law.

    Click to learn more here: http://floridapolitics.com/archives/241265-rick-scott-gop-efforts-repeal-replace-obamacare-cant-stop

  • April 14, 2017 4:00 PM | Susan Kaplan (Administrator)

    Florida wants to take away the safety net for the vulnerable......  http://www.healthyfla.org/single-post/2017/04/13/Medicaid-Matching-Grants-Block-Grants-Per-Capita-Cap-What-does-it-all-mean

  • April 14, 2017 3:59 PM | Susan Kaplan (Administrator)

    The money to finance Florida’s Low Income Pool will reimburse hospitals that provide charity care. Scott said, "The infusion would truly improve the quality and access to health care for our most vulnerable populations.” http://floridapolitics.com/archives/236007-trump-lip

  • April 04, 2017 3:19 PM | Susan Kaplan (Administrator)

    The senior housing market is growing statewide and nationally by great leaps and bounds. Protections have been eliminated and placements are being made based on financial contracts rather than compassion and appropriateness of setting.

    See what PFA's Legislative Chair Kelly Wilson has to share about senior referral providers who act as brokers making transactions involving older adults with the sole intent of receiving payment have reeled in big profits. These brokers advertise a free service to consumers and are generously rewarded for a move into a community within their fee-for-referral network.

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/opinion/commentary-are-florida-seniors-for-sale/55LvhqmsJxxCQ14bU1oRMM/


  • March 11, 2017 4:47 PM | Susan Kaplan (Administrator)

    If you are a senior on Medicare, and you stay at a hospital under “observation status,” Medicare may not cover some benefits — including post-hospital rehabilitation care in a nursing home — if a hospitalized patient is classified as being under observation vs. being admitted as an inpatient. Click the link to learn more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/fl-medicare-hospital-observation-stays-limit-coverage-20170214-story.html


  • March 10, 2017 10:50 AM | Susan Kaplan (Administrator)

    Many Americans over the age of 60 would have to pay more for health insurance under the Republican health care plan. Many disabled people, among others, would no longer receive treatments that they do now.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/opinion/follow-the-health-care-money.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=1

  • March 10, 2017 10:47 AM | Susan Kaplan (Administrator)

    The Save My Care Bus Tour is a two-month, nationwide tour focused on telling the stories of Americans who could be affected by a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and changes to Medicaid. So far, the bus has held 39 events in 18 states.

    http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/save-my-care-bus-tour-participants-speak-against-medicaid-block-grants#stream/0

  • March 03, 2017 11:22 AM | Susan Kaplan (Administrator)

    Potential changes to the federal healthcare system are making Florida hospitals nervous. Tony Carvalho, president of the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, said the state already receives less money than it needs to care for uninsured patients. He said the problem will get worse if Congress limits federal funding for Medicaid by making it into a block grant.

    “We are very concerned about locking into an inequitable level of funding that may hurt the state for decades to come because once they are set, it’s very difficult to change," he said.

    http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/florida-hospitals-worry-about-low-income-funding#stream/0


  • March 03, 2017 11:18 AM | Susan Kaplan (Administrator)

    Florida's Republican leaders are moving ahead with a controversial plan to create Medicaid vouchers, which critics warn could leave tens of thousands of low-income Floridians without adequate health care:  http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2017/2/28/florida_gop_look_to_.html

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