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Add Florida Blue to the list of insurers notifying policyholders they are near a negotiation deadline with a Florida hospital system.

Bills that involve state workers' health insurance, nurse-practitioners and hospital regulations died during this week's Legislative special session because the Senate has declined to consider them.

Senate Health Policy Chairman Aaron Bean said in a statement Monday evening that his colleagues felt there wasn't time to consider major policy changes by Friday, the last day of the special session called to finish work on a state budget.

The issues contained in the House bills require "a thorough and proper vetting," said Bean, R-Fernandina Beach.

Every health care provider at the Ocala cardiology practice run by Dr.

The Pensacola Bureau of Public Health lab is set to close June 30, reducing to three the number of state labs that test for rabies, water quality and other disease, the

One of three elder guardianship bills considered during the legislative session passed, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports.

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