Gov. DeSantis nixes daily COVID-19 reports
The Florida Department of Health plans to cease the daily COVID-19 reports that have been used by the media and the public to track changes in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the state.
Gov. DeSantis criticized for LGBTQ vetoes
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday slashed $900,000 in funding for programs that serve LGBTQ people in Central Florida, including a program that provides mental-health services to survivors and family members of victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting.
Report points to more jobs, other benefits from Medicaid expansion
Florida could add 134,700 jobs, lower the number of uninsured residents by 852,000 and pump billions of additional federal dollars into the economy if it would expand Medicaid to low-income adults without children, according to a report released Thursday.
COVID-19 legal protections going to DeSantis’ desk
The measure was a top priority for politically powerful business groups that had been pushing for the legal protections since the pandemic began in spring 2020.
Florida House eyes cuts for nursing homes, hospitals
A top priority of Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls to extend the length of time that women with newborns can receive Medicaid benefits might be coming at the expense of nursing homes and hospitals.
Florida rescinds nursing home visitation orders
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has swept away four emergency orders dealing with visitors to nursing homes, just days before the Legislature is poised to pass a bill that would help shield the facilities from lawsuits associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.