Affordable Care Act
House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner entered the legislative session Tuesday with a set of shared priorities — dubbed “Work Plan 2015″ — that includes cutting taxes, crafting a water policy and boosting education spending.
Before the Florida Legislative season has even begun, they may be faced with a challenge to fill a $1 billion hole in the state’s health care budget.
President Barack Obama’s health care system could be receiving a massive overhaul. If the Supreme Court sides with opponents of the current system, millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months.
Florida has become the state with the highest number of people buying health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Those wanting to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act should do so before or on Sunday.
After its very rocky roll out, Obamacare is taking off. And nowhere is enrollment higher than here in Florida. One-point-one million Floridians have signed up this year. But now, as CBS4’s Rick Folbaum explained, the U.S. Supreme Court is deciding a case that could all but strip Florida residents of the healthcare safety net they’ve only just been able to afford.
February 15th is the deadline for open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The Healthcare Nation Awareness Foundation, or HNAF, is a local nonprofit whose mission is to increase enrollment by education and empowerment. We focus on how the organization is reaching out and how you can take advantage of the services it offers.
Florida’s House speaker indicated he does not have plans to expand Medicaid coverage to an additional hundreds of thousands of residents during the next legislative session.
Florida lawmakers will have to decide what to do with a possible annual loss of $1.3 billion in federal funds that help compensate hospitals and providers who treat uninsured and Medicaid patients.
Time is running out to sign up for health insurance and have that coverage take effect starting January 1st. Monday, December 15th, is the final day to sign up to meet the deadline.