Recent Updates

Florida House, Governor on Wrong Side of History in Denying Working Poor Health Care Policies

Editorial, Bradenton Herald
July 1, 2015

Last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming one of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act should signal Florida that opposition to all things Obamacare is pointless.

Scott Veto of Money to Free Clinics Decried as Another Blow to Poor, Uninsured Floridians

By Kathleen McGrory, Tampa Bay Times
June 30, 2015

At the close of business today, the Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco will say goodbye to its director of development and medical information manager.

Florida Healthcare Fights Continue After U.S. Supreme Court ACA Ruling

By Lynn Hatter, Health News Florida
June 29, 2015

The fight over the future of Healthcare in Florida is not over, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling reaffirming the Affordable Care Act.

HealthCare.gov Subsidies Safe in Florida

By Mary Shedden, Health News Florida
June 26, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court decision on health subsidies keeps intact the way more than 1 million Floridians buy and pay for insurance through HealthCare.gov.

Gov. Scott Drops Medicaid Lawsuit With Federal Government

By Gray Rohrer, Orlando Sentinel
June 26, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott is withdrawing his lawsuit alleging the Obama administration was “coercing” him to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act by ending a separate voluntary Medicaid program.

Measuring the Success of Health Insurance Subsidies

By Robert Pear & Margot Sanger-Katz, New York Times
June 25, 2015

The Supreme Court will decide within days whether federal health insurance subsidies for people in more than 30 states are allowed by law.

This Is Ground Zero for the Supreme Court's Obamacare Decision

By Lisa Hagen and Zach C. Cohen, National Journal
June 24, 2015

As the Supreme Court mulls whether to strike down Obamacare insurance subsidies in 34 states, no state has more at stake than Florida.

Feds Announce 'agreement in principle' and Approve Florida's LIP Model

By Mary Ellen Klas, Miami Herald
June 25, 2015

The federal government has given preliminary approval to the funding formula prepared by state lawmakers regarding the Low Income Pool, putting an end to the long-awaited conclusion over the future of federal money paid to hospitals for charity care.

Study: 19 Million Uninsured If Law Repealed

By Phil Galewitz, Health News Florida
June 23, 2015

Repealing the federal health law would add an additional 19 million to the ranks of the uninsured in 2016 and increase the federal deficit over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday.

Florida's Battle Over Health Care Likely to Return in 2016

By Gary Fineout, Tampa Tribune (Associated Press)
June 22, 2015

A bruising budget battle that divided Republicans in the Florida Legislature is over for now, but the truce is likely only to last a few months.