HMO Rate Cuts Dropped In Budget Talks

Mar 6, 2018

Medicaid managed care plans are no longer on the chopping block. 

Senate Backs Expansion Of Needle Exchange Program

Mar 6, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, agreed Friday to scale back his efforts to take a needle-exchange program statewide.

Momentum has stalled for a bill that would have allowed human trafficking victims to sue hotels that do not take action and train employees to prevent such atrocities. The measure’s sponsor isn’t saying why she pulled the plan.

The Florida Senate on Monday night passed a comprehensive gun control and school safety bill crafted in response to the Parkland shooting by the narrowist margin.

Before passing the bill 20-18, the Republican-led Senate scaled down the plan for allowing teachers to be armed. Under the new version, people who are “exclusively” classroom teachers would not be allowed to carry concealed firearms unless they’re in the military or law enforcement. Other staff would still qualify.

Senate Targets Denial Of Insurance Claims

Mar 5, 2018

The Florida Senate on Saturday unanimously approved a bill that would curb the ability of health insurers and HMOs to retroactively deny claims.