Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Miami-Dade nursing home chain sues its lawyers over $17 million healthcare fraud settlement

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Two years ago, Plaza Health Network agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Justice $17 million to settle a civil investigation that revealed the Aventura-based nursing home chain operated an illegal kickback scheme involving Medicare and Medicaid patient referrals. Now, Plaza Health is looking to recoup the money by suing its former general counsel and the prominent law firm he was a partner in for malpractice.
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WATCH Police Drag Disabled Protesters From Blocking Mitch McDonnell’s Office

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Disability rights activists staged a “die in” in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Thursday resulting in more than forty people being removed and arrested. Activists staged the protest on the same day Republicans released their new health care plan. The new plan calls for large cuts to medicaid

According to CNN.com:“Forty-three protesters were arrested and charged with “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding,” Capitol Police said in a statement.
“Many of the demonstrators, as part of their protest activities, removed themselves from their wheelchairs and lay themselves on the floor, obstructing passage through the hallway and into nearby

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Broward Health begins lobbyist registration – 12 years and millions in contracts late

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Broward Health’s long-lost lobbyist registration policy is, at last, resurrected. Lobbyists looking to influence district policy or the award of profitable contracts must now publicly identify themselves and their clients.
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Dr. Marc J. Yacht: Our country’s shameful legacy of poverty

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Poverty’s narrow definition relates to income and consumption but a much broader meaning is necessary to understand America’s poor. Federal guidelines qualify individuals and families by addressing income, but don’t provide an accurate depiction of needy families and their living conditions.
The better understanding of the poor must look beyond income and at the larger community: the quality of education, water, electricity, pollution, sewage systems, and residential living conditions. Do after school activities exist for children? Are there parks, community centers, local libraries, street gangs, drug abuse, and violence both domestic and crime-related? Poor neighborhoods are at greater risk for

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