For years, we had a health insurance market that was broken for small businesses. Because they had less bargaining power, small businesses paid an average of 18 percent more for the same health insurance plan offered to the bigger business down the street, and their...

One of the most important decisions the Florida Legislature will make this year will be how to provide health care to those Floridians who are not covered by either Medicaid or a private health plan. The Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate are...

Armada Health Care (Armada), the nation's largest specialty pharmacy group purchasing and channel management organization, is pleased to announce that the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has chosen Armada to be its primary purchasing partner. Armada and AHF will work together to leverage the vast industry...

Florida voters have given lifelong smokers like Jack Ferrara new reason to breathe easy. After nicotine patches, acupuncture and hypnosis failed him, the Hollywood retiree finally snuffed out his 58-year cigarette habit — thanks to a state-run program gaining notice for making big strides in stamping...

A Florida Hospital Association report released this morning claims the state’s health centers provided $2.7 billion in community benefits in 2011, an amount that includes charity care and discounted medical treatment. The lobbying group looked at Internal Revenue Service data and information reported to the state’s...

The Medicaid expansion debate raging in Tallahassee can seem pretty abstract at times, as lawmakers consider whether and how to move billions of federal dollars to help millions of people access quality healthcare in communities across Florida. But here’s a fact that isn’t abstract at all...

Healthbox, a leading business accelerator that fosters earlystage healthcare companies, and their anchor partner Florida Blue, have introduced applications for a 16-week accelerator programme located in Jacksonville, Florida. Adding to the success of their 2012 accelerator programmes located in Boston, Chicago and London, Healthbox is expanding...

The state-run provider of outpatient mental health for Baker County’s poor is closing, leaving health officials and a new provider scrambling to keep patients from falling through the cracks. Community Behavioral Healthcare Services, a division of the Northeast Florida State Hospital, gave notice it would close...

State lawmakers may have overlooked more than $430 million in yearly savings for Florida taxpayers by not accepting the federal dollars promised through the Affordable Care Act. The savings, says the Medicaid director at Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration, come from the administration's recent pledge...