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Tallahassee Democrat: Floridians would be wise to monitor EPA demands

Letter to the Editor Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will wait to issue tighter ozone air quality standards in order to give the president time to review the proposed changes. Good. It is about time that we put the EPA’s continued overreach in check and inject some common sense into […]

Key’s News: Don’t blame reinsurers for insurance problems

Don’t blame reinsurers for insurance problems As someone who has been working in the industry for over 20 years, I noticed the recent guest column “Human nature to blame for rising rates? Really!” contained a few factual errors that I believe should be brought to readers’ attention. To suggest that “many reinsurance companies are wholly […]

Keys News: Storms, not insurance, at blame for rate crisis

Recently, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s Paige St. John spoke at a local event hosted by the Key West Chamber of Commerce. While I was not present at this event, I read with great interest the article “Insurers’ statistics dismay audience” (June 16). I’m familiar with articles by St. John, which sometimes contain misleading or incorrect information, […]

Sunshine State News: Small Pharmacies Seek Stake in Medicaid Changes

Owners fear being shut out of new networks lawmakers say bring cost savings By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: July 19, 2011 3:55 AM Small pharmacy owners are continuing to speak out against the state’s Medicaid reforms they say favor large chain stores and will push them out of business.Members of Pharmacy Choice and Access Now […]

WTSP: Managed care for Medicaid raises concerns in Florida

Tallahassee, Florida – Florida is moving ahead with plans to place the state’s 3 million Medicaid recipients into managed care programs and that’s raising concerns among pharmacies in Florida. A group called Pharmacy Choice and Access Now, or PCAN, is concerned the new managed-care system will prevent Medicaid patients from having their prescriptions filled at […]

WCTV: Mail-in Prescription Drugs

Tallahassee, FL – July 18, 2011 — Watch video here. The Economy Drug Store has been in Alexis McMillan’s family for decades. “My family has had this pharmacy since 1951,” said Alexis. But a plan to force Medicaid recipients to receive most of their prescriptions through the mail would make it hard for Alexis to […]

WFSU: Independent and community pharmacies fight for inclusion in medicaid managed care

TALLAHASSEE, FL (wfsu) – Independent and community pharmacists are fighting to be included in Florida’s new Medicaid managed care program. They want the Agency for Healthcare Administration to adopt a rule allowing Medicaid patients to get prescriptions filled at the drugstore of their choice. Lynn Hatter has more. Tracey Jackson and her husband opened Jackson’s […]

Tallahassee Democrat: For smart health care, protect our pharmacies

State laws are bringing sweeping changes to Florida’s health care system that will affect access to quality pharmacy and health care services for each and every person even sooner than the much debated federal laws. With the need to balance the state budget, Florida officials are calling for a shift of the state’s Medicaid program […]

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