Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, June 15, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News
The Florida Association for Insurance Reform asked Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner to express the organization’s disapproval of Governor Scott’s veto of HB 1087 relating to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation operations.
Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli called adoption of ridesharing legislation to recognize and regulate so-called transportation network companies like Uber “inevitable” in a pre-session talk with media, SaintPetersBlog.com’s Ryan Ray reports.
A year-long battle to decrease discrimination toward HIV patients by health insurers reached another milestone in late March when the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation announced it would limit HIV patient costs and screen 2016 Affordable Care Act plans for discriminatory practices. The Miami Herald’s Chabeli Herrera reports.
Currently the State of Florida grants a so-called certificate of need before a hospital is built, replaced or takes on a specialty service such as organ transplants. The Florida House has approved a bill that eliminates the requirement. SaintPetersBlog.com’s Peter Schorsch reports.
Budget chairmen state Senator Tom Lee and State Representative Richard Corcoran early Friday came to terms on what was the biggest stumbling block during the 2015 session and what Lee called the “linchpin” of the budget: supplemental Medicaid funding. SaintPetersBlog.com’s Christine Jordan Sexton reports.
There is no official plan. There is no time to execute one, even if there were a plan. The Miami Herald’s Dan Chang speculates on the outcome for Florida if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the Affordable Care Act.
The Florida Times-Union reports that a Jacksonville ambulance company is accused of submitting falls claims to federally subsidized health-care programs.
Governor Rick Scott traveled to Paris on Friday, aiming to bring back to his home state economic development projects, Christine Jordan Sexton reports for SaintPetersBlog.com.
- Lawmakers building a veto proof health care budget
- Lawmakers Strike Deal on Economic Development
- Lawmakers try to slip education policies into new budget efforts
- Everybody’s working over the weekend, really
Entering the final week of the special session, House and Senate budget leaders on Sunday found agreement on how to spend more than $700 million set aside by voters for land acquisition and conservation. The Miami Herald’s Michael Auslen reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.
After a long-running legal dispute between the state and counties involving years of overbilling for juvenile detention costs, Alachua County is now suing for the millions of dollars it says it’s owed, the Tampa Tribune’s James Rosica reports.
Commercial airports across the United States, including the Washington region’s three major airports, are rethinking how they handle the app-based services, the Washington Post’s Luz Lazo reports.
John Finston, who has served the California Department of Insurance as deputy commissioner for corporate and regulatory affairs for three years, will replace outgoing General Counsel Adam Cole, Insurance Journal reports.
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