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Rick Scott Tries to Get Senate From Preventing Mandatory Vaccines for Federal Benefits

This week, U.S. Rick Scott, R-Fla., took to the Senate floor to advance four bills which, he insisted, “would prevent the federal government from mandating vaccines for eligible Americans to receive Social Security and...
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Vern Buchanan Brings Back Proposal for Balanced Budget Amendment, Daylight Savings Time

Buchanan filed 10 bills to start his latest term and offered some insight on what his focus will be in the next two years. 

Florida Healthy Kids Looks to Protect Members During COVID-19 Outbreak

In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across the nation and in Florida, this week, the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation’s (FHKC) Board of Directors adopted and recognized benefit and eligibility adjustments to help ensure children face fewer barriers in accessing the care they may need during this emergency.
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Vern Buchanan Backs Effort to Permanently Extend Children’s Health Insurance Program

Noting that it serves almost 380,000 children in Florida, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is championing a proposal to permanently extended the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
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Stephanie Murphy Backs Bill to Help Reform How Medicaid, CHIP Cover Opioid Addiction

Noting the continued opioid crisis, Central Florida congresswoman is behind a bill to reform how Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers addiction treatment.

Florida Healthy Kids Gets Lower Health Insurance Costs for Families Through Legislature

As part of the budget the Legislature passed on Saturday and which is now before Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation received around $2 million “to lower costs for health insurance for families under the ‘full-pay’ Healthy Kids program.
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Dan Webster: Physicians Pro Bono Act Will Lead to Healthcare Savings

Webster’s “Physicians Pro Bono Act” has a pretty simple concept. If he or she provides care for free to some Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) patients, a doctor would get to deduct the costs from their taxes. Webster says his bill also helps the government by reducing red tape and saving money.

Florida’s Senators Want Answers from HHS on Maternal Mortality

The senators asked six questions which they requested answered by November 1.