Even though Florida lawmakers have rejected millions of dollars in federal health care grants in the past two years, non-governmental organizations all over the state have been accepting the funds.
Health Care Reform
The Supreme Court of the United States today begins hearing oral arguments in Florida’s challenge to the 2010 health care reform law. Twenty-five other states joined Florida’s lawsuit.
The Florida Center on Fiscal and Economic Policy, a progressive-leaning public policy group, released a report this week explaining that one of Florida’s biggest complaints against the health care reform law– the supposed devastating cost of expanding Medicaid to more people in the state– is “vastly inflated [and] lacking in merit.”
The Republican National Committee (RNC) released its first anti-health care reform ad yesterday. The ad is being released as the White House celebrates the two-year anniversary of the law’s passage.
According to a new study conducted by The Commonwealth Fund, Florida is among 15 states that are “taking subregulatory action to require or encourage compliance with the early market reforms,” required through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defended the Obama administration’s decision requiring insurance providers to cover birth control as preventative care, as recommended by the Institute of Medicine, during speaking engagements in Florida this week. The decision, while popular with women’s health advocates, has been criticized by religious groups who feel it is an infringement on religious liberties.
Speaking at an event in Miami today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that, despite the Florida government’s refusal to implement the Affordable Care Act, the state will eventually take part in all aspects of the law.
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stopped by a community health center in Miami today to tout the progress made by the health care reform law, which was signed two years ago this week, in the realm of women’s health.
In exactly a week, the Supreme Court of the United States will begin hearing a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health care reform law that was signed in 2010. Leading the challenge in court is the state of Florida.