Florida TaxWatch released a report on Tuesday looking at the Independent Medical Review (IMR) program in California and examining if a similar effort in the Sunshine State could keep workers’ compensation costs low in Florida.
At the end of last week, Castor pointed to a report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families showing the number of children without insurance in Florida is on the rise.
First elected to Congress in 2012 after a long career in Florida politics including leading Democrats in the state House and serving two terms as mayor of West Palm Beach, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., is one of the leaders of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG) and she is using that position to take aim at the Trump administration.
Nelson took to the Senate floor on Monday to deliver the first of these speeches. In that address, he took a shot at the man who defeated him, Gov. Rick Scott
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced on Tuesday that the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have cleared Florida grown romaine lettuce, noting that it does not contain E.coli.
The study of 6,000 American adults focused on how much time they spent every day sitting down, including being at home and work, in route to and from their jobs, in front of the computer, watching television and hanging out with friends and family.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., introduced the “Department of Veterans Affairs Policy for Medicinal Cannabis Use Act" and the “VA Survey of Cannabis Use Act" with the support of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla.
The emergency rule reschedules Epidiolex, a cannabinoid-based drug, from a Schedule 1 drug to a Schedule 5 under Florida state statutes. Epidiolex is the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved prescription pharmaceutical that contains a highly purified substance derived from cannabidiol—a cannabinoid lacking THC and therefore non-euphoric.
The program pays for prescription medications for people without health insurance who are affected by disasters. More than 4,900 Florida pharmacies participate in EPAP, and more than 72,000 pharmacies participate nationwide.
Bilirakis said that he had been able to help secure $1.29 million for Community Health Centers “to improve residents’ access to quality healthcare.”