2007 Industry Outlook
Florida's experiment to allocate Medicaid dollars more efficiently will get plenty of scrutiny.
Three Florida hospitals, Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa and Health First in Rockledge, made the American Hospital Association's 2006 list of the 100 Most Wired Hospitals.
Medicare Part D in 2007
Four Medicare Part D drug plans in Florida have premiums of less than $20 a month this year; there are 35 plans with no deductibles.
Non-citizens lack Insurance
Almost 47% of Florida's non-citizens, 1.8 million people, are uninsured, according to a study by the Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy at Florida International University (risep-fiu.org).
While the number of Florida hospital emergency departments fell from 220 in 1994 to 209 in 2004, the number of emergency department visits rose from 4.8 million in 1994 to 7.2 million in 2004, according to the Florida Hospital Association.