A proposal to redistribute hundreds of millions of dollars away from safety-net hospitals and toward increasing base Medicaid payments at all hospitals drew opposition in the Florida Senate.
But Senate Republican leaders were able to beat back a proposed amendment by Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, D- Miami, that would have scrapped the plan and maintained current law, which directs upward of $318 million in enhanced Medicaid payments to 28 hospitals with Medicaid caseloads of 25 percent or greater.
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