With the end of this legislative session a mere two weeks away, state lawmakers are no closer to implementing a state health insurance exchange program that is mandated through the Affordable Care Act. As the deadline for the mandate looms, the state risks having the federal government step in and create a program in place of the state.
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The liberal Center for American Progress and the conservative Hispanic Leadership Network each published a list of 10 things you need to know about Latino voters in Florida, one day before the state’s GOP presidential primary.
According to a new report from the Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board, the number of people in Florida with private health insurance has continued to decline.
A new report shows that states all around the country have cut funding for community health centers — bringing funding for them to a seven-year low.
The Democratic National Committee launched an online campaign last week to educate voters about what the group calls efforts “to restrict voting purely for partisan gain.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden said Wednesday that reducing teen pregnancy should be a major public health priority in the U.S., according to the National Journal. Friedan said teen pregnancy affects health care costs and limits opportunities for young girls.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s alternative Supplemental Poverty Measure — “a new measure of poverty to complement the official measure,” released this week — shows that 49.1 million Americans were poor in 2010, “more than the 46.6 million using the official definition of poverty.”
A new report shows that the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach metro area has the second highest income inequality in the country; the region is second only to New York City.
The state of Florida is currently preparing its own health insurance exchange program in place of the exchanges created by the federal health care reform law, but according to Kaiser Health News, Florida’s exchange program is missing subsidies for low-income people to afford health insurance and requirements that insurance providers cover certain “essential health benefits.”
According to a recent report released by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, about 76 percent of the 49.1 million uninsured people in the United States come from working families.