Under fire from lawmakers, the Florida Department of Health has proposed a sweeping plan to reorganize — and shrink — its operations. Among other things, it would move the state out of the primary-care business. #

Health News Florida also indicates that the Department of Health report calls for the state to stop paying for primary-care services at county health departments to save about $22.3 million. #

  • A reduction of the department’s organizational chart, going from 11 divisions to six and 50 bureaus to 18.
  • Many programs would be moved to other state agencies, including the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Agency for Health Care Administration.
  • Other programs would be farmed out to private contractors or see their funding disappear.


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