Lynn Hatter

Lynn Hatter is a  Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative.  When she’s not working, Lynn spends her time watching sci-fi and action movies, writing her own books, going on long walks through the woods, traveling and exploring antique stores. Follow Lynn Hatter on Twitter: @HatterLynn.

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Governor Rick Scott is accusing Florida hospitals of price-gouging patients. He’s vowing to change that. But the Florida Hospital Association calls the governor’s statements mean-spirited.

Florida’s health insurance market for next year is beginning to take shape, and there will be cost increases. But  that’s not what’s raising eyebrows. In Florida, managed care health plans will dominate the market place, and the emergence of a new system  has some wondering, what is an EPO?

Governor Rick Scott is targeting jobs from two states--Kentucky and Connecticut.  He hopes to lure those state’s private employers to Florida.

The Florida Education Association is disappointed the state Supreme Court won’t hear a challenge to the state’s teacher performance pay law.

A review of Florida’s new statewide exam has found the test is valid to use in school grades and teacher evaluations. But the news isn’t sitting well with local school districts, who remain skeptical of the Florida Standards Assessment.

An investigation by Politico Florida shows Governor Rick Scott’s administration altered a statement to falsely claim one planned parenthood facility failed to properly log fetal remains. In early August, the Agency for Healthcare Administration released a report accusing four clinics of wrongdoing.

  Update: The former Virginia journalist who killed two of his former co-workers, is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  WDBJ7-TV general manager Jeffrey Marks described Bryce Williams as a disgruntled employee who displayed "anger issues".

The fight between Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration and Planned Parenthood ramped up this week with a lawsuit.  The state says three planned parenthood Florida clinics admit to performed abortions outside the scope of their licenses, but the clinics insist they did nothing wrong.

FWC Announces Python Hunt 2016: In The Everglades

Aug 20, 2015

Florida’s Python Hunting season is back, and the state has expanded the search for invasive Burmese Pythons into Everglades National Park.

Florida’s healthcare agency is doubling down on claims three Southwest Florida planned parenthood offices performed unlicensed abortions. The moves comes a day after lawyers for the Agency for Healthcare Administration seemed to back down from that assertion.

Former North Florida Senator Al Lawson is considering a third Congressional bid. A proposed map of the Fifth Congressional district—which encompasses Jacksonville and parts of Leon County-- could give Lawson an opening.

Planned Parenthood Florida is asking a judge to block the state from imposing any penalties on three abortion clinics in Southwest Florida. The group says the state is incorrect in its assertion the clinics performed abortions beyond their licenses.

Florida’s top healthcare official says her agency was right to cite state planned parenthood clinics for violating abortion rules. But Planned Parenthood Florida maintains it did nothing wrong.

Update: Planned Parenthood Florida Statement on AHCA Clinic Inspection Report from Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates Executive Director Laura Goodhue:

Florida’s charter schools are pushing for a dedicated construction funding source. The state now has nearly 700 charters across the state, but  a major charter school proponent says the schools are struggling to sustain themselves.

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