Diagnosis for 8.1.22: Checking the pulse of Florida health care news and policy

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— Medicaid expansion excluded from budget deal —

The surprising legislative budget deal that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin announced last week in Washington D.C. has ramifications for Florida, including what’s not included in the proposed “Inflation Reduction Act.”

The measure deals with taxes and climate, but it also allows Medicare to negotiate on prescription drug prices, and it would continue Affordable Care Act subsidies through 2025.

But the proposal does not address Medicaid expansion which has been a major

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