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    Florida Department of Health Issues Suspension and Restriction Orders

    Florida Department of Health Issues Suspension and Restriction Orders Division of Medical Quality Assurance issues 14 ESO/EROs in February 2015 TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health issued 14 Emergency Suspension Orders (ESOs) and Emergency...

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    Florida Department of Health Issues Suspension and Restriction Orders Division of Medical Quality Assurance issues 14 ESO/EROs in February 2015 TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health issued 14 Emergency Suspension Orders (ESOs) and Emergency...

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    No Medicaid Expansion? No Problem For Safety-Net Hospital Profits

    Hospitals that treat many poor and uninsured patients were expected to face tough financial times in states that did not expand Medicaid under the federal law known as Obamacare. That’s because they would get less Medicare and Medicaid funding under the...

    Mar 5 • 369 Views • Comments Off

    Hospitals that treat many poor and uninsured patients were expected to face tough financial times in states that did not expand Medicaid under the federal law known as Obamacare. That’s because they would get less Medicare and Medicaid funding under the...

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    House Committee Passes Bill Package to Create the Florida ABLE Act

    House Committee Passes Bill Package to Create the Florida ABLE Act Tallahassee – The Florida House of Representatives Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee today passed a series of bills including HB 935, HB 937, and HB 939, sponsored by...

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    House Committee Passes Bill Package to Create the Florida ABLE Act Tallahassee – The Florida House of Representatives Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee today passed a series of bills including HB 935, HB 937, and HB 939, sponsored by...

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    Gov. Scott Urges Obama to Continue LIP Program

    GOV. SCOTT URGES OBAMA TO CONTINUE LIP PROGRAM  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging the federal government to reach an agreement with the state on how to best structure the Low Income Pool (LIP)...

    Mar 4 • 190 Views • Comments Off

    GOV. SCOTT URGES OBAMA TO CONTINUE LIP PROGRAM  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging the federal government to reach an agreement with the state on how to best structure the Low Income Pool (LIP)...

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  • Doctor-piggy-bank

    No Medicaid Expansion? No Problem For Safety-Net Hospital Profits

    Mar 5 • 369 Views

    Hospitals that treat many poor and uninsured patients were expected to face tough financial times in states that did not expand Medicaid under the federal law known as Obamacare. That’s because they would get less Medicare and Medicaid funding under the Affordable Care Act, while still having to provide high levels of charity care. But in some of the largest states that did not expand Medicaid, many safety-net hospitals fared pretty well last year — even better than in 2013 in many cases, according to their financial d... Read more >>

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    FAMU Sociology Students Prepare for Selma Anniversary Research Trip

    Mar 6 • 9 Views

    FAMU Sociology Students Prepare for Selma Anniversary Research Trip TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A group of nine Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) sociology students are heading to Selma this weekend, an Alabama town where activists staged events that forever changed voting rights in America. The students will attend the Free Thinkers Forum honoring the work of eight courageous, unsung community heroes who fought for voting rights in the 1960s. FAMU students will participate in and observe activities commemo... Read more >>

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    JACKSONVILLE MAN CLAIMS FIRST $1 MILLION PRIZE IN $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME

    Mar 6 • 21 Views

    JACKSONVILLE MAN CLAIMS FIRST $1 MILLION PRIZE IN $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH SCRATCH-OFF GAME TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Ernesto Tobias, 37, of Jacksonville, claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. Tobias chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $753,828. He purchased his winning ticket from Safeco Food Store, located at 6701 Powers Avenue in Jacksonville. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bon... Read more >>

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    FLORIDA PARK SERVICE VOLUNTEERS LOG 1.3 MILLION HOURS TO HELP VISITORS ENJOY NATURE

    Mar 6 • 24 Views

    FLORIDA PARK SERVICE VOLUNTEERS LOG 1.3 MILLION HOURS TO HELP VISITORS ENJOY NATURE TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service recognizes the invaluable contribution of the members of the Florida State Parks volunteer corps. More than 30,717 volunteers help with a variety of tasks, including picking up litter, landscaping park grounds and driving a tour boat. Last year, volunteers contributed 1,307,005.5 hours to the state park system. “Florida’s sta... Read more >>

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    Gulf recreational red snapper season workshops scheduled for March

    Mar 6 • 28 Views

    Gulf recreational red snapper season workshops scheduled for March The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several public workshops in March to gather public input on the Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season in state waters (from shore out to 9 nautical miles).           The workshops are scheduled for the following locations (all are from 6 to 8 p.m. local time): March 9: Pensacola, Bayview Community Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St. March 10: Destin, Destin Comm... Read more >>

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    Student success at center of performance funding investments at FIU

    Mar 6 • 40 Views

    Student success at center of performance funding investments at FIU FIU student Christian Otero hopes to be a surgeon one day, but he had to dissect college algebra first. Otero once entertained the idea of a culinary career, but switched gears. At FIU, the first time he took an algebra test – more than four years since he last took a math class – he scored 36 percent. He began going to FIU’s Math Mastery Lab, designed to help students succeed in college algebra, an important “gateway course” for FIU students. On... Read more >>

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    Navy vet credits service dog with saving his life, now needs help saving...

    Mar 6 • 66 Views

    Navy vet credits service dog with saving his life, now needs help saving hers TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 6, 2015) - Post-traumatic stress disorder is on the rise for thousands of our military veterans. Hospitals, colleges and other organizations do their best to help these men and women, but about one in three sufferers of PTSD will continue to have some symptoms throughout their lives. However, there is one breed of caregivers who provide companionship and support for those afflicted with this life-changing illness. Meet TCC... Read more >>

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    DCF Recognizes Social Work Month by Encouraging Employment Opportunities

    Mar 6 • 69 Views

     DCF Recognizes Social Work Month by Encouraging Employment Opportunities TALLAHASSEE – In recognition of Social Work Month, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) is encouraging social workers to consider a career at DCF or one of its many child welfare, mental health and substance abuse service providers. DCF currently employs more than 400 individuals with social work degrees and is actively seeking applicants with social work backgrounds. With additional funding provided by Governor Scott an... Read more >>

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    Nine Nursing Homes Recognized for Excellence in Long-Term Care

    Mar 6 • 65 Views

    Nine Nursing Homes Recognized for Excellence in Long-Term Care TALLHASSEE, FL - The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) today acknowledged nine Florida nursing homes for earning the Governor’s Gold Seal Award, which recognizes Florida nursing homes that display excellence in the quality of long-term care delivered to their residents. Governor Scott said, “Florida families can know that their loved ones are getting the quality care they deserve thanks to the hard work of these nursing homes and thei... Read more >>

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