The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a crucial interpretation of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, preserving health insurance for more than 1 million Floridians but providing no larger solutions to the national or statewide divisions on the law.
One South Florida family is breathing a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court’s decision to back Obamacare.
A major victory for the 1.6 million people in Florida who have insurance through the federal health insurance marketplace.
Even as a flare-up in negotiations on economic-development spending demonstrated simmering tensions between the House and Senate, lawmakers continued Monday to try to come to agreement in two areas that helped spark an ongoing special session: funding for health care and environmental projects.
In the likely final act of one of the most divisive legislative debates in years, the Florida House voted decisively Friday to reject a proposal that would have used federal Medicaid expansion money to help lower-income Floridians purchase private health insurance.
The legislative battle over health care heated up as a Senate committee grilled a high-ranking official from Florida Governor Rick Scott’s administration.
Those who purchase health insurance through the federal government exchange could see a substantial increase in their premiums next year.
A rare June special session began Monday with legislative leaders promising to get done with the unfinished business left over from their annual spring meeting: passing a spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1.
The Florida Senate floated a health care coverage plan in an effort to break the logjam over extending coverage to hundreds of thousands of Floridians.
The Senate is set to take up a controversial health expansion plan during a special legislative session next month.