Tag: Governor Rick Scott

Author of ‘Unaccountable’ Kicks Off Healthcare Commission’s ‘Transparency Tour’

AUTHOR OF ‘UNACCOUNTABLE’ KICKS OFF HEALTHCARE COMMISSION’S TRAVELING ‘TRANSPARENCY TOUR’ via Christine Sexton of Florida Politics The “Spotlight Transparency Tour” starts in Tampa on Wednesday June 17 with at least two local hospital executives and Marty Makary, medical doctor and author of “Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care,” slated

Governor Rick Scott Signs 55 Bills into Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law on Wednesday, June 10th:   HB 21 Substance Abuse Services – This bill establishes a voluntary certification program for recovery residences and recovery residence administrators. HB 41 Hazardous Walking Conditions – This bill creates a safer environment for

Court Rejects Rick Scott’s Request for Mediation on LIP Funding

A move to require the federal government to enter mediation with Florida over the future of the Low Income Pool was shot down by a federal court in Pensacola on Wednesday. Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement saying his administration will “continue to fight for this important funding for low

Governor Scott Applauds House Committee’s Move to Eliminate Hospital CON Regulations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Yesterday, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement applauding the House Health Innovation Subcommittee’s move to eliminate hospital certificate of need regulations. Governor Rick Scott said, “Driving down healthcare costs is essential to expanding access to coverage and increasing quality. Texas has no certificate of need laws for

Governor Scott’s Tax Cuts Take Major Hit in Florida House

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott picked a good time to be far from the Capitol Tuesday as House members slashed his tax cuts and angry senators accused his top Medicaid expert of playing politics with health care. On the second day of a three-week special legislative session, Scott was at

Citizens Insurance bills — one signed and one vetoed by Governor Scott today

On June 2 Governor Scott signed HB 715 Eligibility for Coverage by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation by Rep. Raschein.  This bill removes the prohibition of certain improvements to major structures from being eligible for Citizens Property Insurance coverage. The bill also revises provisions regarding coverage for major structures that have undergone

Governor Scott Has Own Plans for Hospital Funding

Gov. Rick Scott has submitted a plan to the federal government that would shift federal money to treat uninsured patients from public, safety-net providers to for-profit hospitals. The plan has come under fire from the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, which did an analysis that showed the governor is

Governor Scott Signs 44 Bills into Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law on May 21st: SB 144           Public Records/Impaired Practitioner Consultants – This bill provides an exemption from public records requirements for certain personal identifying information relate to impaired practitioner consultants, their families and employees. SB 158           Civil Liability