April 2019 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Health Care Trends in 2019
Unsustainable health costs are driving a massive consolidation of providers and a shift in focus - no longer are health care systems just big collections of freestanding hospitals and doctor practices where you get cured of what ails you.
Bigger Systems, bigger Profits
Hospitals' cumulative operating margin jumps from 5.4% to 9.2% in three years.
Move less complicated treatments closer to a patient's home. Turn 'hub' hospitals into specialized care centers. The goal: Efficiency.
Florida hospitals don't do well in ratings from the federal government.
State law requires hospitals to list prices online, but good luck figuring out what a procedure will cost.
A look at the demographics making up the 82,939 physicians with active licenses who practice in the state of Florida.
Here's hoping you don't need a happy doctor to have a good doctor.
Obamacare subsidies have taken thousands off the uninsured rolls.
Florida Trend sought to find out how much a lower-middle income person could expect to pay for Obamacare coverage in 2019.
How do we as an organization accomplish all that we do?
Far and Wide
Not every chef hails from New York. Get a taste of the talent that has come our way from overlooked corners of the dining map.
“If you would have told me years ago 'Bob, you're going to be selling products,' I would have said you're crazy.”
Around Florida, distinctive neighborhoods are prospering - but economic success brings challenges to the neighborhoods' character.
Real Money, Real Lessons
Universities all over the state use student-run investment funds to train aspiring financial professionals.
Florida’s student managed investment funds ...
A sample of Florida university programs geared to help students manage their investments
Around the State
FIU's Miami Urban Future Initiative examined metro Miami's ability to attract and grow major companies after the Amazon HQ2 competition.
FAU's high school is becoming a nationwide model.
Florida hopes to capitalize on Israeli business success.
A New Home
In 2016, Cynthia and Warren Billings started building a floating bungalow to live in.
Alachua County bans tobacco sales to anyone under 21.
Field of Dreams
Escambia wants 1,000 new jobs on its newly acquired Navy land.
How Much are Stores Worth?
Retailers are using what local appraisers call the 'dark store' argument to shave their property assessments - and their tax bills.
Up on the Levies
2018 voting put to rest the notion that Florida is dominated by cranky anti-tax retirees.
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