Florida Gov. Rick Scott named Carlos Beruff, a major Manatee County developer from Parrish, as the chairman of the newly created Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding on Monday.
The commission is meant to, "investigate the role of taxpayer funding for hospitals, insurers, and healthcare providers," according to a release from Scott's office.
Scott set up the commission via executive order following the Legislature's failure to pass a budget in the regular session. Negotiations failed mainly over healthcare funding, including the federal government not committing to send Low Income Pool money, which funds healthcare for low-income populations, to the state and the House's refusal to pass Medicaid expansion while the Senate pushed for it.
Beruff will serve as chair of the commission of nine people, of which only one has experience listed specific to the medical community.
Beruff is a member of the South Florida Water Management District, the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority and the President of Medallion Homes.