Evening Briefs: Another Medicaid Legal Fight; Tide Emerges in Atlantic
EVENING BRIEFS: ANOTHER MEDICAID LEGAL FIGHT; RED TIDE EMERGES IN ATLANTIC
October 2, 2018NSF Staff
PANHANDLE HEALTH PLAN FILES MEDICAID CHALLENGE

Legal challenges continue to mount over the state’s Medicaid managed-care program. Lighthouse Health Plan filed a petition in state administrative court last week challenging state decisions that it says will lead to the automatic assignment of Medicaid patients in Northwest Florida to a competitor, Humana...

STATE SAYS IT IS READY TO ADDRESS RED TIDE IN ATLANTIC

Florida has money and resources ready as red tide that has lingered along the Gulf Coast has been detected in Palm Beach County’s coastal waters, Gov. Rick Scott’s office said Tuesday. The announcement came after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found the toxic bacteria present in low-to-medium amounts in the Atlantic Ocean off Palm Beach County...

LAKE-SUMTER FACULTY MEMBERS APPROVE UNION

The faculty at Lake-Sumter State College has overwhelmingly voted to unionize, according to the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission. The commission on Tuesday certified a 62-6 vote by faculty members to join the United Faculty of Florida union, with 90 percent of the eligible members participating in the election...