St. Augustine, Florida (CNN)When he was 11 years old, LJ Stroud of St. Augustine, Florida, had a tooth emerge in a place where no tooth belongs: the roof of his mouth.
A mother’s anguish
Pediatrician: ‘A truly duplicitous question’
“Is your child limited or prevented in any way in his or her ability to do the things most children of the same age can do?”
Johns Hopkins expert: ‘I’m speechless’
Grave consequences for Florida children
Florida’s ‘outreach’ to experts
Christmas shopping at the Florida Mall
A ‘totally inaccurate’ analysis
Pediatrician: ‘We were just irrelevant’
‘Like a plot in a Carl Hiaasen novel’
- $5.9 million from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. Florida True Health is an affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. At the time the money was contributed, Florida True Health owned 40% of Prestige Health Choice, which has a Medicaid contract with the state of Florida. In 2015, Florida True Health purchased Prestige outright.
- Contributions between $232,500 and $668,082 from each of six insurance plans and their parent companies that have contracts with Florida Medicaid: Amerigroup, UnitedHealthcare of Florida, Humana, Sunshine State Health Plan, Aetna and WellCare. WellCare’s Florida Medicaid policy is marketed under the name Staywell.
- $90,000 from Simply Health, which owns a Medicaid plan called Better Health.
- $849,433 from Miguel Fernandez, the former chairman of Simply Health. In addition, Fernandez donated about $1.3 million to Scott’s Let’s Get to Work political action committee from 2010 to 2014.