Healthcare

Dactylobatus clarkii or Hookskate caught off Miami Beach by Capt. Mark Quartiano or Mark the Shark (Source: Mark Quartiano)

Top 10 Local Talkers Of 2013 On CBSMiami.com

When news breaks in South Florida, the rest of the nation is often left talking about it. From the death of Trayvon Martin, a bizarre sea creature caught off the coast of Miami Beach, to a naked man who pooped then went on a rampage, these are the top ten local talkers on CBSMiami.com in 2013.

CBS Miami–12/16/2013

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Top 10 Local Stories Of 2013

South Florida’s connection to the JFK assassination, the death of Trayvon Martin, and a bizarre sea creature caught off Miami Beach all were popular stories on CBSMiami.com in 2013.

CBS Miami–12/12/2013

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AP: Feds Balk At Paper Health Application

Federal health officials, after encouraging alternate sign-up methods amid the fumbled rollout of their online insurance website, began quietly urging counselors around the country this week to stop using paper applications to enroll people in health insurance because of concerns those applications would not be processed in time.

12/07/2013

Miami-Dade County Logo

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

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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

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