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Florida has a lot of at stake in health care repeal

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Supporters of the Affordable Care Act hold up letters during a meeting held by Florida Rep. Gus Bilirakis in Palm Harbor earlier this year.

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Florida has a lot of at stake in health care repeal

| 7/18/2017

Florida has a lot of at stake in health care repeal

Florida has a lot at stake as the U.S. Senate considers this week a major overall of the health care law. More than 1.7 million Floridians have a private health care plan through the ACA. Ninety percent of those policies are subsidized with tax credits, which lower the average premium from $442 to $118 per month. Not even California has that many people covered under the law. More from the Gainesville Sun and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Florida hospitals pursue end-of-life care training

Hospital personnel engaged in end-of-life care understand the importance of honoring patients' wishes. But all too frequently, this critical aspect of care suffers from shortfalls in communication and documentation. [Source: Hospitals & Health Networks]

Nursing specialists can earn more than some doctors

Highly educated and highly skilled nurses are able to exercise a higher level of autonomy, offer a greater degree of care to patients, enjoy higher nursing salaries and a great demand satisfaction for their work. [Source: U.S. News & World Report]

Modernizing Medicine and Neocis were Florida’s top VC-funded companies in Q2

South Florida health care-technology companies led Florida venture capital deals in the second quarter, according to a MoneyTree report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights. [Source: Miami Herald]

Home Health Depot acquired by Florida-based Lincare

Indianapolis-based medical equipment firm Home Health Depot Inc.—one of the country's fastest-growing medical companies from 2004 to 2014—has been acquired by Clearwater, Florida-based Lincare Inc. More from the Indianapolis Business Journal and Inside Indiana Business.

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Dr. Linda Schlumbrecht has to laugh when she describes the hospital squabbles and political struggles that marked the early days of emergency medical technicians in Sarasota. She trained her first class of EMTs in 1972. She called them “my boys.”

› Florida Hospital marketing campaign centers on 'someday'
Orlando-based Florida Hospital, part of Altamonte Springs-based Adventist Health System, launched a marketing campaign called Someday Starts Today.

› Two Southwest Florida hospitals make nationwide 'most wired' list
Two Southwest Florida hospital systems have been put on a nationwide list of “most wired” with technology that helps advance patient care.

› Opioid-pushing Miami doctor pleads guilty to $4.8 million Medicare fraud
With federal agents leading Medicare fraud busts nationwide and in the nation’s Medicare fraud capital of Miami last week, a drug-dealing Miami doctor pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

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