Gov. Rick Scott has not replied to a congressional request for input on future funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, a federal-state partnership that covers more than 400,000 kids in Florida.
People who want their Obamacare plans to begin on Jan. 1 must sign up by Dec. 15. In addition, people who signed up last year will be automatically re-enrolled in their old plans after that date if they don’t choose a new one.
Rodolfo Santaya helped recruit elderly patients for a mental health clinic in South Florida that was part of the nation’s biggest-ever therapy scam against Medicaid. A federal judge sentenced Santaya to 150 months in prison Monday.
Florida trails other states in vaccinating children, the elderly and minorities against influenza. But more Floridians might receive flu shots in the future, experts say, because the shots are free under the Affordable Care Act.
A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says eight in ten Florida residents can get coverage under the Affordable Care Act for $100 per month or less after receiving tax credits.
As consumer advocates have warned, people who signed up for coverage last year may see their premiums go up in 2015. But affordable plans are still available for those willing to go back to the exchange and shop around.
Executives at Sunshine Life & Health Advisors are fighting in court over a majority share in the South Florida company that signed up about 60,000 people for insurance coverage in the previous enrollment period.
Although Gov. Rick Scott has criticized the Affordable Care Act, Florida Health Choices — the state’s independent health insurance marketplace — will start selling coverage under the health law in the next few weeks.
A Florida appeals court has rejected an emergency request by the state’s Department of Health to temporarily reverse the reinstated medical license of a prominent ophthalmologist while he completes a federal prison sentence in a Dania Beach halfway house.
More than 1 million Americans applied for subsidized health plans during the first week of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act exchange, the federal government reported, and close to a half million selected a plan.