Health insurance benefits for autistic children in Florida will be increased as Governor Charlie Crist continued a weeklong series of health care bill signings yesterday by signing Senate Bill 2654, which provides more health insurance benefits for autism and developmental disability therapies and enhances consumer awareness of the autism health insurance benefits.
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Florida lawmakers pass a bill that extents the health insurance coverage to Florida's 3.8 million uninsured. This health insurance program will not cover all illnesses, but also will not cost as much, thus making it an affordable health insurance option for 3.8 million individuals and families in Florida that do not have health insurance coverage.
Florida Senate unanimously approved a plan proposed that aims to reduce the ranks of the state's 3.7 million uninsured residents.
Florida lawmakers added language to a state budget companion bill that would expand a Medicaid pilot program that shifts some beneficiaries to private managed care plans, such as health maintenance organizations.
Florida Governor is traveling through the state touting his proposal that seeks to provide health coverage to up to 3.8 million uninsured residents.
The Florida Legislature's plans to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from Medicaid programs for the elderly, disabled and poor will put lives at risk and will negatively impact all Floridians.
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Florida Health News examined federal payment disparities among Medicare Advantage plans in Florida.
The Christian Science Monitor on Tuesday examined how the Florida Medicare Fraud Strike Force last year combined "traditional investigative methods and heightened inter agency cooperation to quickly identify patterns of irregular billing" to charge 197 defendants, who accounted for 25% of defendants in Medicare fraud cases in the U.S.
December 15 will also mark the launch of MedAmerica's cash long term care insurance product, Simplicity ii, which is the highest independently-rated long term care insurance in the U.S.
Florida health plans are looking to make inroads in state's health plan marketplace through acquisitions and stronger networks. According to the latest Florida Health Plan Analysis, Coventry Health Care and Great-West Healthcare are poised to move up the ranks of Florida's largest insurers, showing two successful ways to gain share in a hyper-competitive market.
One in four Florida residents younger than age 65 is uninsured, and the number of uninsured Florida residents of all ages increased by 38% over the past eight years.
Florida should hold off on expanding a Medicaid pilot program untilproblems with the program are fixed, according to a report by thestate's Medicaid inspector general, the South Florida Sun-Sentinelreports. The pilot program covers residents in five counties and wasdesigned to save billions of dollars and provide better care forstate's 2.3 million Medicaid beneficiaries by moving them to privatecoverage.
Florida Medical Association members discussed a number of health insurance policy changes.
Florida Health Insurance Consultant Comments On Insurance Bill, Says Overhaul Is Needed. The central disagreement on the Florida health insurance bill, was over whether the Department of Health, or the Agency for Health Care Administration should run the new Florida health insurance program.
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