April 2019 Contents

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FEATURES

Health Care Trends in 2019

2019 Health Care Trends

Integration and Control

Unsustainable health costs are driving a massive consolidation of providers and a shift in focus - no longer are health care systems just big collections of freestanding hospitals and doctor practices where you get cured of what ails you.

Bigger Systems, bigger Profits

Hospitals' cumulative operating margin jumps from 5.4% to 9.2% in three years.

Hubs and Spokes

Move less complicated treatments closer to a patient's home. Turn 'hub' hospitals into specialized care centers. The goal: Efficiency.

Star Struck

Florida hospitals don't do well in ratings from the federal government.

Shopping?

State law requires hospitals to list prices online, but good luck figuring out what a procedure will cost.

Florida's Physician Workforce

A look at the demographics making up the 82,939 physicians with active licenses who practice in the state of Florida.

A Doctor's Life

Here's hoping you don't need a happy doctor to have a good doctor.

A Drop in the Uninsured

Obamacare subsidies have taken thousands off the uninsured rolls.

Buying through Obamacare

Florida Trend sought to find out how much a lower-middle income person could expect to pay for Obamacare coverage in 2019.

Trendlines

Up Front
Appreciation

How do we as an organization accomplish all that we do?

Dining
Far and Wide

Not every chef hails from New York. Get a taste of the talent that has come our way from overlooked corners of the dining map.

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Bob Circosta

“If you would have told me years ago 'Bob, you're going to be selling products,' I would have said you're crazy.”

Real Estate

The Price of Prosperity

The Price of Prosperity

Around Florida, distinctive neighborhoods are prospering - but economic success brings challenges to the neighborhoods' character.

Economic Backbone

Wealth Management
Real Money, Real Lessons

Universities all over the state use student-run investment funds to train aspiring financial professionals.

Florida’s student managed investment funds ...

A sample of Florida university programs geared to help students manage their investments

Around the State

MiamI-DADE
Economic Assessment

FIU's Miami Urban Future Initiative examined metro Miami's ability to attract and grow major companies after the Amazon HQ2 competition.

Southeast
Blue Ribbon

FAU's high school is becoming a nationwide model.

Southwest
Innovation Partner

Florida hopes to capitalize on Israeli business success.

Central
A New Home

In 2016, Cynthia and Warren Billings started building a floating bungalow to live in.

Northeast
Smokeout

Alachua County bans tobacco sales to anyone under 21.

Northwest
Field of Dreams

Escambia wants 1,000 new jobs on its newly acquired Navy land.

Tallahassee Trend
How Much are Stores Worth?

Retailers are using what local appraisers call the 'dark store' argument to shave their property assessments - and their tax bills.

Editor's Page
Up on the Levies

2018 voting put to rest the notion that Florida is dominated by cranky anti-tax retirees.

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