Miami-Dade mayor: State should fill loss of federal healthcare fund

The Florida Legislature is deadlocked over healthcare spending, including the expansion of Medicaid and the potential loss of $1.3 billion a year the federal government sends the state to help safety net hospitals such as Jackson care for the uninsured and Medicaid patients. Miami-Dade County does not have the money to cover the potential loss of $200 million a year in federal funding that helps Jackson Health System, according to the county mayor.

Local 1991 Rocks Tallahassee!

A large contingent of Local 1991 members recently flew to Tallahassee to fight for our patients and our hospital as gridlock in the capital reached its peak. As the House and Senate squared off over Medicaid expansion, the fate of the state budget hung in the balance. Local 1991 members were literally in the middle of it, drawing attention to the lack of action of our legislators to expand health care to hundreds of thousands, save lives and protect our safety-net hospitals.

Jackson Healthcare Pros to Tallahassee: Walk in Our Shoes

 Press Advisory: Rebecca Wakefield 305 804-7051 rebecca@seiu1991.org As gridlock grips Tallahassee over health care policy, frustrated nurses and doctors from South Florida will deliver flip flops to Governor Rick Scott and their worn-out shoes to House leaders who claim that only Gucci loafer-wearing lobbyists want Medicaid expansion. On April 15-16, 100 nurses, doctors and healthcareContinue reading “Jackson Healthcare Pros to Tallahassee: Walk in Our Shoes”

SEIU and Healthcare Activists Target “Coverage Gap” Voters in Republican Districts

ADVISORY FROM SEIU FLORIDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 Contact: Rebecca Wakefield, rebecca@seiu1991.org, 305 804-7051 SEIU and Healthcare Activists Target “Coverage Gap” Voters in Republican Districts Tallahassee, FL – Utterly appalled by the Florida Legislature’s refusal to expand healthcare to eligible residents in their districts, SEIU Florida and its allies are reaching out directly toContinue reading “SEIU and Healthcare Activists Target “Coverage Gap” Voters in Republican Districts”