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Miami-Dade Co. Commissioners Eliminate Union’s Healthcare Concessions

Miami-Dade County commissioners defied Mayor Carlos Gimenez and restored public workers’ pay by eliminating an unpopular employee healthcare concession.

12/06/2013

(Source: CBS4)

HHS Secretary Sebelius Visits South Florida To Meet With Healthcare Navigators

Seven weeks to the day since the troubled healthcare.gov website was launched, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Miami, meeting with so-called “navigators” who are helping the public get signed up for coverage.

11/19/2013

A dog at the vet (Source: CBS4)

Pet Insurance Could Be A Good Investment

Many people consider their dogs and cats members of their families and would do almost anything for their pets.

CBS Miami–11/04/2013

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How Well Does Your Doctor Know Specialists?

The likelihood of primary care doctors who referred patients to specialist has increased, but how a physician may hear about specialists may come as a surprise to some patients.

CBS Miami–10/13/2013

A woman looks at the HealthCare.gov insurance exchange internet site October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it is commonly called, passed in March 2010, went into effect Tuesday at 8am EST. Heavy Internet traffic and system problems plagued the launch of the new health insurance exchanges Tuesday morning. Consumers attempting to log on were met with an error message early Tuesday due to an overload of Internet traffic. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER        (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Cheap & Expensive Federal Health Plans In Fla.

Millions of people across the U.S., including South Florida, can now enroll for coverage in the new government-run online health insurance exchanges but many encountered snarled web traffic and technical glitches during Tuesday’s big launch.

CBS Miami–10/02/2013

(AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

Busy First Day For New Federal Healthcare Program

After years of build-up, the Affordable Care Act’s main component, insurance exchanges, went live at midnight Tuesday.

CBS Miami–10/01/2013

Democrat And Republican

Why Republicans & Democrats Are At Odds Over The Affordable Care Act

Christmas Eve 2009 was they day when the U.S. Senate passed the Affordable Care Act along party lines; Democrats for it and Republicans against it. Four years later—and a lot of political fighting—the same is still true.

09/27/2013

(Source: AP)

Miami-Dade Vows To Defy Gov. Scott On ACA Navigators

Miami-Dade County is joining Broward County in a move to ignore Governor Rick Scott’s decision to ban healthcare navigators from state health department buildings.

09/25/2013

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Shortage Of Primary Care Doctors In Florida

Darlene O’Neil just saw a doctor at a mobile health clinic for the first time in months after dropping her health coverage six months ago because she could no longer afford it. Soon, a team of local student doctors, nurses, lawyers and social workers led by a doctor will visit her home for monthly follow-up care to help the 46-year-old her manage her blood pressure because she’s at high-risk for diabetes.

CBS Miami–06/22/2013

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Wellness Games At The Workplace

Games like Farmville, Angry Birds and Words with Friends are fun, but they aren’t as beneficial as a new group of online games that target your health.

CBS Miami–06/10/2013

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