Lynn Hatter

Lynn Hatter is a  Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative.  When she’s not working, Lynn spends her time watching sci-fi and action movies, writing her own books, going on long walks through the woods, traveling and exploring antique stores. Follow Lynn Hatter on Twitter: @HatterLynn.

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Governor Rick Scott’s hospital finance group and the state’s healthcare agency have released the names of hospitals that haven’t responded to the group’s requests for information. The move comes amid an increasingly bitter debate over the future of healthcare funding in Florida.

Florida is losing more than half of a critical hospital funding program but lawmakers say they’re grateful to at least have a number they can start building a budget around. Meanwhile the legislature continues to grapple with how to fill substantial budget hole.

Governor Rick Scott is keeping up his criticism of the federal government as the state braces for all or a partial loss of a $2 billion healthcare program. As Scott has bashed the federal government over the low-income pool, he’s also taken aim at hospitals—and is moving ahead with a workgroup to study their finances.

Governor Rick Scott has selected nine people to serve on his hospital funding commission.  The formation of the groups as all or part of a major federal healthcare funding program expires next month.

A plan to regulate the ride-share app Uber stalled in the legislature, but the company isn’t giving up. It’s started an online petition that’s garnered more than 21,000 signatures so far.