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News stories impacting Florida.

Florida Hospitals Challenge 'Transparency' Rules

Sep 29, 2017
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Florida hospitals are battling back against a pair of proposed “transparency” rules requiring hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to provide information to patients and prospective patients about potential costs of treatment. 

NICK TOMECEK / NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS VIA AP

Pointing to “impossible” timeframes, an industry group has filed a legal challenge to new requirements by Gov. Rick Scott's administration that nursing homes and assisted-living facilities quickly install generators to power air-conditioning systems.

Study Points To 'Resegregation' Of Some Florida Schools

Sep 28, 2017
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Although Florida is becoming a more racially diverse state, its public-school system is becoming more segregated, a new study from the LeRoy Collins Institute shows.

Gov. Scott Going To Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

Sep 28, 2017
The Office of Governor Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott will travel Thursday to San Juan, Puerto Rico to help coordinate relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria, according to his office. 

Survey: Majority of Floridians Concerned About Nursing Home Costs

Sep 26, 2017
Nursing home
NICK TOMECEK / NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS VIA AP

Nearly three-fourths of Floridians are concerned about the costs of nursing-home care, with the worries highest among women,  according to results of the annual USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey released Tuesday by the University of South Florida.

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