This month, Florida became the first state to offer a Medicaid plan dedicated to people who are diagnosed with severe mental health disorders.
It’s part of a larger move by the state’s Medicaid officials to move coverage towards a managed care system. It means one organization takes care of and coordinates all of a person’s health care needs: no more separate dental, vision, and internal medicine plans.
Mental health issues are almost twice as prevalent among Medicaid recipients than in the general population.
08/04/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents is a rebroadcast with whistle-blower surgeon and Johns Hopkins Professor Dr. Marty Makary. He’s an international expert on patient safety, who laments the corporatized hospital culture.
07/31/14 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN host Bonnie Berman interview Bill Talbert, President and CEO Greater Miami Convention and Business Bureau and John Kunkel CEO of 50 Eggs group owner of 5 concept restaurants – Yardbird, Khong, Swine, Lounge Bar and Lime. Miami Spice runs for two months – August and September - $39 for a 3 course dinner, $23 for lunch. They give us tips on how to navigate the offerings.
07/30/14 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents looks at the dangers and risks of overexposure to the sun. Making sun protection a priority as an adult, helps children develop sun-smart behaviors that can last a lifetime. Parents, teachers and even camp counselors have to model healthy sun habits and act as role models for children. Of course, protection from the sun is essential in summer, but here in South Florida, it’s important to remember it is also necessary year round. We visit with Pediatric Dermatologist