Recent Updates

States Report that Closing the Coverage Gap is Good for Budgets

A recent Community Catalyst blog post reviews evidence confirming that closing the coverage gap is good for working families and state budgets continues to pile up.

The End of the Low Income Pool: Florida’s Counties May Soon Be Left Carrying The Bag

During a Call-In News Conference on January 20, the LWVF and with national and state experts, discuss how the Legislature’s failure to extend federally funded coverage impacts Florida counties and uninsured Floridians.

Fuentes: Medicaid Expansion Makes Good Sense

By Julio Fuentes, Special to The Miami Herald

In November, Montana became the 30th state to extend healthcare coverage to low-income, working uninsured people. Last week, Michigan and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) entered into an agreement to continue its program that insures more than 600,000 people.

Florida denying Medicaid leaves citizens without health insurance

Staff Report, NBC 2, December 16, 2015 Anyone in Southwest Florida still trying to secure healthcare through the government now has a couple of extra days to do so.

Expanding Medicaid Would Help Home Health Workers

By Lisa Grossman, Policy Director, Florida CHAIN

I recently talked to the recruiting and retention coordinator at the Florida home health agency that provides the compassionate home health aides who care for my father.

Obamacare Foe Marco Rubio Insured Under Affordable Care Act

By Alex Jaffe, NBC News, December 10, 2015

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio boasts of being the only Republican presidential candidate to have dealt a blow to Obamacare — but he's also insured under the law.

Nearly 600,000 Floridians signed up for Obamacare plans so far, feds say

By Daniel Chang, Miami Herald, December 9, 2015

Five weeks into open enrollment season, nearly 600,000 Floridians have signed up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchange at, federal health officials reported Wednesday.

Florida ranks low for adults with health insurance

By Rachel Williams, Orlando Business Journal, December 3, 2015

When it comes to the number of adults with health insurance, Florida ranks nearly last when compared to the rest of the U.S.

Obamacare sign-ups in Fla. hit 445,000 in Nov., tops on U.S. exchange

By Charles Elmore, Palm Beach Post, December 3, 2015

Floridians picked out 444,711 health plans in November, doubling up No. 2 Texas among states that use the federal marketplace for Affordable Care Act policies, U.S. officials said Wednesday.