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The mission of Health Foundation of South Florida is to improve the health of people in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. By funding providers and supporting programs to promote health and prevent disease, we make measurable and sustainable differences in the health of individuals and families.

 

Since 1993, Health Foundation has awarded more than
$108 million to public and nonprofit organizations focused on improving health and health services throughout the region.

 

In today's changing world, Health Foundation is one less variable. With our unwavering commitment to improving health, forming collaborations and advancing policies and practices which benefit South Floridians, we are the Foundation for a healthy community.

 




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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
 
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
 
News outlets examine health care issues in Connecticut, Texas, Massachusetts, Indiana, California, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Maryland and Missouri.
 
In Minnesota, legislators approved a budget that will increase costs for state residents covered by MinnesotaCare but stops far short of the state House's plan to repeal the program. Wisconsin's finance committee approved a plan to increase Medicaid recipients' premiums if they engage in risky behavior but rejected a proposal by Gov. Scott Walker to cut the SeniorCare program. Meanwhile, an effort to increase Texas physicians' Medicaid pay was unsuccessful. Also in Texas, Planned Parenthood took another hit.
 
House lawmakers were warned Thursday night that the CareFirst cyberattack may have put their personal information -- in a limited context -- at risk.
 
News reports describe EmblemHealth as a financially challenged, not-for-profit health plan based in New York. The insurer has an estimated 3.2 million members and offers Medicare and Medicaid managed care plans as well as coverage on New York’s health-plan marketplace.
 
Omnicare supplies prescription drugs to nursing homes and assisted living as well as other health care facilities. If the deal goes through, CVS will beef-up its fast-growing specialty drug business and tap into a growing sector of the market -- the elderly.