Medical Debt Rains Pain On Families, Even In the Sunshine State

By Sammy Mack At 85 years old, Alpha Edwards did not expect to be out of savings or to have $3,000 of credit card debt. “I don’t do anything that costs money,” Edwards says. “I can’t.” The problem started four years ago, when Edwards moved to Miami
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Florida Business Coalition Set to Revolutionize Health Benefits Purchasing

By Dave Chase Template Set for Business Coalitions on Health Around the Country After many years of de minimis impact on slowing healthcare’s hyperinflation, business coalitions are doing a strategy reset . Historically, the business coalitions I’m familiar with have been “captured” b
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Boots on the ground brought out last-minute Latino ACA signups

By Rachel Landen A last-minute shift to more community and local outreach along with other grass-roots marketing strategies helped state exchanges and enrollment organizations boost Latino signups just before the March 31 deadline after months of lagging enrollment in Obamacare plans.
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GOP win in Fla. seen as signal that ACA will hurt Dems in 2014

By Associated Press After months of railing against President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, Republicans scored a key victory in a hard-fought congressional race that had been closely watched as a bellwether of midterm elections in November. Read more…
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Fla. contest could provide preview of 2014 healthcare debate

By Paul Demko Healthcare has been at the center of a nasty, expensive special election in Florida that could serve as a preview of the fall congressional elections. Read more…
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Analysis: In Florida, early test of Obamacare’s potency in 2014 elections

By John Whitesides INDIAN ROCKS BEACH, Florida (Reuters) – The November midterm elections are more than eight months away, but a battle for an open congressional seat in Florida has become a high-stakes test of a crucial question for the fall: how the Republican assault on Presi
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5 States Potentially Headed for Obamacare Disasters

By Keith Speights Is disaster on the way for your state? When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, some states appear to be in much worse shape than others. For certain states, total enrollment has been nothing short of abysmal — particularly when co
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Despite Big Market In Florida, Obamacare Is A Hard Sell

By Eric Whitney Getting people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act remains an uphill battle in much of Florida. Politicians in the state erected roadblocks to the law from the beginning — from joining in the 2010 lawsuit to thwart the law to placing restricti
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Insurers Seek to Bypass Health Site

By Louise Radnofsky, Amy Schatz and Spencer E. Ante WASHINGTON— Insurers and some states are continuing to look for ways to bypass the balky technology underpinning the health-care law despite the Obama administration’s claim Sunday that it had made “dramatic progress̶
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Assignment of What, Exactly?

Jonathan A. Jablon, Esq. If you’ve ever been disgusted with how much the BUCAs charge for health insurance premiums, you’re not alone. If you’ve ever wondered how the BUCAs determine their premiums and whether they’re limited, a case decided in May of this year helps shed some light o
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