February 2013

The Jacksonville Metropolitan Community Benefit Partnership, under the leadership and management of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, has released the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment for the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area, as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The leaders from Baptist Health, Brooks...

The Obama administration last week gave Gov. Rick Scott one of the two waivers he's requested for managing Medicaid, the federal-state health program for the very poor. The waiver affects long-term care for 87,000 low-income seniors and disabled people who now receive nursinghome or in-home care under Medicaid. Given that Medicaid consumes...