Saturday, September 21, 2019
“American consumers are facing a crisis of rising drug costs and we can’t wait any longer. I urge every senator to put themselves in the shoes of a family or a senior living on a fixed income who’s seen their drug costs triple in just a few years."
APRNs play an important role in Florida’s healthcare system. Whenever you have visited the hospital, a doctor’s office, or another healthcare facility, it’s likely that you have interacted with an APRN—and you might not have even realized it.
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., announced last month that he was the main cosponsor of U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta’s, D-Calif., “Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now (KITTEN) Act” which “directs the Secretary of Agriculture to end the use of cats in experiments that cause pain or stress.”
This week, Buchanan pointed to recent reports in USA Today and other outlets that veterans were being harmed at VA nursing homes in more than 20 states.
DeSantis, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez, state Attorney General Ashley Moody and Department of Children and Families Secretary (DCF) Chad Poppell made the announcement at a media event on Monday.
“American consumers are facing a crisis of rising drugs costs and we can’t wait any longer,” Scott said. “I urge every senator to put themselves in the shoes of a family or a senior living on a fixed income who’s seen their drug costs triple in just a few years."
Florida’s two senators on Capitol Hill are calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) “to take additional actions to address payment disparities in Puerto Rico’s Medicare Advantage (MA) program.”
Described by safety experts as the "silent killer," drowning is the leading cause of deaths for children between the ages of 1-4. To reduce the number of drowning deaths, especially in states such as Florida, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued updated recommendations on water safety.
Rubio is backing Baldwin’s and Cornyn’s “Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act" which, they insist, will “protect the economic security and well-being of veterans and their families who rely on disability benefits and may be experiencing financial hardship.”
The report looks at the benefits of palliative care but also the challenges ahead for expanding it. Florida TaxWatch also offered some recommendations for the state Legislature which is currently in the second week of its regular session.