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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

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  • Fla. needs long-term health cure: Editorial

    Fla. needs long-term health cure: Editorial
    The Obama administration's offer this week to extend federal funding for charity care at Florida hospitals for another couple of years is welcome. It might be just enough for state lawmakers to finish the job of passing a budget and head off a...
  • Commission on Political Diversion will come to order

    Gov. Rick Scott's Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding held its first meeting Wednesday, and the best moment came near the end. The first three hours had been crammed with data presentations and acronyms — LIP, FHURS, DRG. Then, during...
  • Obamacare: California exchange caps specialty drug costs for patients

    Obamacare: California exchange caps specialty drug costs for patients
    Tackling the high price of specialty drugs, California's Obamacare exchange capped what consumers will have to pay for expensive medications each month. The new limits, set to go into effect in January, mark a first for state exchanges nationwide,...
  • Wellmark seeking 43 percent rate increase for 14,000 members

    South Dakota's largest private health insurance provider wants to hike rates by almost 43 percent for those who signed up for individual insurance plans under the federal Affordable Care Act. Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield sent a request to the South...
  • Feds offers Florida plan aimed at solving state budget mess

    The Obama administration offered Thursday to extend Florida's hospital funds for another two years, but only at about half the amount the state received last year — a deal that might help fill a $1 billion state budget hole and resolve a legislative...
  • Mayo: Feds blink, offer compromise in Florida health care battle

    Mayo: Feds blink, offer compromise in Florida health care battle
    The feds blinked. Gov. Rick Scott's malevolence and stubbornness in refusing to expand Medicaid have been rewarded. But at least hospitals that serve the poor will get the safety-net funding they need, and Florida legislators have a framework to...
  • Opinion: Reducing cost of public health care programs requires tough decisions

    Opinion: Reducing cost of public health care programs requires tough decisions
    Reducing the cost of managed public health programs requires sacrifice and tough decisions. At the very least, it may be inconvenient. After all, when people who get something for nothing, or very little, the result is chaos. That's what's happening...
  • Congressional Republicans lobby Obama on health care pool

    A dozen Florida Republicans in Congress urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to renew a low-income health care pool that the state has used while refusing to expand Medicaid.  Sen. Marco Rubio and 11 members of the U.S. House signed a letter to...
  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: May 18 Miami Herald on Congress being asleep at the wheel: The train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight and left scores injured is a nearly perfect metaphor for the state of the nation's decrepit...
  • Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters

    Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters
     Medicaid stalemate Thanks to Jason Brodeur for elaborating on the state House of Representatives' refusal to agree to the federally funded Medicaid expansion that the Senate is promoting ("House's health plan reduces cost and improves access," Sunday)....
  • Expand Medicaid and spare elderly higher health costs

    Expand Medicaid and spare elderly higher health costs
    While Florida's House members refuse to budge on Medicaid expansion, businesses statewide are grappling with the costs of complying with the employer mandate — the results of which will fall disproportionately on the elderly. The employer...