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States that fought Medicaid expansion, including Florida, face big health care costs

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States that fought Medicaid expansion, including Florida, face big health care costs

States that fought and shunned the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, hoping to avoid the cost of covering millions of working-poor families, will be left with substantial growth in the program even after the Republican-led Congress unwinds the law. [Source: McClatchy]

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» Interactive Maps: Estimates of Enrollment in ACA Marketplaces and Medicaid Expansion
» Health care uncertainty looms over state budget talks
» Obamacare repeal could cost Florida jobs
» AHCA, nursing homes disagree on managed care change

Being rude to your doctor could have fatal consequences, Florida study finds

Have something negative to say to your doctor? Keeping your mouth shut could keep you healthier, researchers at the University of Florida found. About 250,000 deaths are attributed to medical errors annually. The researchers estimate that about 40 percent of medical errors are due to patient rudeness. Full story from UF News, here. Also read more at Latinos Health.

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Forecasting the next steps in AI and healthcare in the Sunshine State

Whilst there are many areas of healthcare that can be assisted by artificial intelligence, some key issues that can be solved or benefited by the implementation of AI are training, surgical robotic assistance and the use of data to anticipate patient-care needs. [Source: Access AI]

Florida food bank joins health-care providers to battle chronic diseases

For years, food pantries were great at providing all the white bread, salt-laden snacks and sugary breakfast cereal an impoverished person could eat. It was a perfect recipe for high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. One Central Florida food bank is aiming to change that. [Source: Orlando Sentinel]

Justin Senior ratified as new Secretary of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

Justin Senior was named as secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, after serving as interim secretary for nearly four months. Senior became interim secretary in September after Liz Dudek announced she was stepping down as head of the agency, which focuses heavily on running the state's Medicaid program. [Source: WLRN]

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› Florida to host Blockchain in Healthcare event in February
Blockchain in Healthcare has been raised as a potential solution which promises to address security and data integrity issues of the increasing volume of patient data managed by doctors, hospitals and insurance companies.

› Job market for nurses full of new opportunities
Due to factors ranging from an oncoming retirement wave to regional shortages, the job market for nurses is full of opportunities and benefits, including competitive salary offerings and a multitude of positions to choose from.

› Florida Hospital partners with Walgreens to open express health clinics
Florida Hospital and Walgreens are partnering to offer health clinic services inside Walgreens stores around Tampa Bay. Florida Hospital will operate and provide all clinical services at 15 retail health clinics located inside Walgreens stores across the region.

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