FPL has pursued this new gas generation without any meaningful investigation of the market price of incremental additions of solar, storage, or demand-side resourcesas exemplified by its buildout of an all-gas peaking generation fleet.
FPL seems determined to lock Floridians into a reliance on expensive, dirty, climate disrupting fossil fuels.
More broadly, FPLs provide a unique opportunity to study how providers alter care in response to financial incentives, and how this ultimately affects patient outcomes.
FPLs offer a particularly compelling test of providers' behavioral responses for several reasons.
Note, Figure 2 excludes the highest income uninsured patients that are unlikely to be covered by FPLs, but a version of the figure including all uninsured patients is virtually identical.
These results suggest a substantial portion of uninsured patients are paying more than they would under FPLs, but the MEPS can also help us quantify the importance of the laws by forming a rough estimate of how much payments from uninsured patients would fall.
Although the FPLs we study are broadly similar, there are several generalizable differences.
There is reason to believe that these provisions may alter how hospitals respond to FPLs. Tying a FPL to the PPS used by public payers means the payment cap is determined by the diagnosis, and additional treatment will not generate marginal revenue.
As expected, we observe reductions in care with all types of FPLs. However, the additional provisions do not produce stronger responses.
Representatives from the Florida National Guard and Florida Division of Emergency Management observed and, in some cases, participated in the storm simulation at FPL's Command Center in Riviera Beach, Fla.
During Hurricane Hermine in September 2016, FPL crews worked safely and quickly to restore service to 100 percent of its customers impacted by the storm within 24 hours of Hermines passing, and impacted customers experienced an average outage duration of less than three hours.
During Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, FPL restored nearly 99 percent of customers affected by the end of two full days of restoration following the hurricanes exit from its service area.