Few substantive bills have been heard thus far during committee weeks, although several agencies and health care services providers presented to committees on a variety of topics.  The Select Committees on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continued to discuss aspects of the federal health care law as the Legislature determines what type of health insurance exchange to establish, and whether the state should expand Medicaid coverage to individuals who fall within 133% of the federal poverty level.  Additionally, both committees heard from health plan providers on how the PPACA will impact insurance premiums for Floridians.  The House Healthy Families Subcommittee and Senate Children, Families, and Elder Affairs both considered the Florida’s mental health system and related issues.  Panelists presenting to both committees stressed that funding continues to be a problem for mental health services, and highlighted the need to direct additional dollars to preventative efforts in schools and communities, rather than focusing solely on treatment programs.  AHCA updated Senate Health Policy on the status of Statewide Medicaid Managed Care; the agency anticipates the federal government’s decision on the two outstanding waivers that the state must secure before it can implement Medicaid Managed Care statewide.