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8:54 am
Wed May 20, 2015

With More Airbag Defects Announced, Fla. Senator Talks Impact Of Largest U.S. Recall

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 4:53 pm

A Florida Senator is weighing in the largest recall ever in U.S. history relating to a Japanese air bag manufacturer.

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Card Skimmers
8:40 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Officials Find 103 Skimmers At Florida Gas Stations

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 5:41 pm

After sweeping 75-hundred gas stations across the state, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service officials have uncovered 103 skimmers, which steal credit or debit card information from people paying for their gas at the pump.

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Health Care
8:33 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Hospitals To Scott: Look Up Financial Data

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 7:51 am

As Gov. Rick Scott's newly created health care commission prepares to meet today to begin sifting through data about hospital funding, the governor's request for information has been met with hospitals essentially telling him to go look it up.

 

Many of the dozens of surveys returned by hospitals have five or fewer of the roughly 100 lines filled out with new information. Officials frequently referred Scott back to information filed with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, which oversees much of the state's spending on health care.

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Health Care
8:32 am
Wed May 20, 2015

HCA Seeks Higher Medicaid Payments To Replace LIP

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 7:59 am

Saying the Low Income Pool is "not a long-term solution and often yields inequitable results," the hospital company HCA has sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott calling for an overhaul of the way Florida pays for care of low-income patients. 

HCA, which has 46 hospitals in the state, recommended increasing base Medicaid payment rates for hospitals --- and offered the possibility of increasing a hospital-provider tax to help finance the changes. Money collected through such a tax hike could be used to draw down additional federal Medicaid funding.

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Around the Nation
6:47 am
Wed May 20, 2015

It's David Letterman Day In Indianapolis

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 7:59 am

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