Longterm care facilities are bracing for what federal health officials call a "nightmare" drug-resistant bacteria that kills almost half of those it infects, after officials received a strongly worded advisory last week. A new report showed cases of the bacteria soared five-fold in 10 years and...

Using characters from the "Wizard of Oz" to drive their point, health care workers rallied at the Capitol today in support of Medicaid expansion. Alongside men dressed in costumes to portray the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Man, speakers encouraged Republican lawmakers to "have a...

As the Florida legislature convened this week, House Speaker Will Weatherford helped rally fellow Republicans opposed to expanding the state's Medicaid coverage to more than a million low-income residents, but he also acknowledged that his own family benefitted from a program for low-income families without...

STUART — A new online health care member organization has been formed to provide a voice for the hundreds of urgent care providers in Florida while serving as a clearinghouse for those wishing to provide goods and services to those providers. The Urgent Care Association of...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- For the first time in six years, state legislators aren't scrambling to figure out how to plug billion dollar shortfalls in the state budget. Florida's economy is slowly regaining strength as the state continues to pull out of the depth of the recession. But that...

The numbers are deplorable. One of every 13 uninsured kids in the United States lives in Florida. About 500,000 children in Florida have no access to health care services, even if they are eligible for state-funded health care coverage due to their parents’ low income. Nearly half of...

Some Florida healthcare providers are pushing lawmakers to make changes that would allow them to offer more services to patients. But  other physician groups are concerned that the move could result in worse care for consumers. They’re called scope-of-practice fights. And they happen when one group...

MIAMI -- Florida welfare officials are proposing a bill that targets Medicaid fraud among patients who hide their assets with family and friends to get the taxpayer-funded program to pay for their nursing home care. Patients are allowed to hire a relative or friend to oversee...