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• A new poll finds that most Americans support protections for pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act. They worry about losing coverage or rising costs without these safeguards in place. Read More »
• The Florida Department of Health says 541 mothers died from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in the state over the past decade. They say hemorrhages were the leading cause. A lack of access to maternal care is to blame. Read More »
• Glorimarie Rodríguez knows staying behind in Puerto Rico’s darkness would have meant certain death for her 2-year-old son. In the week before Hurricane Maria hit the island, Matthew González was in the hospital with a bleeding ulcer and complications related to his disorder that required surgeries. After the storm, most of the island lost electricity and access to running water, including hospitals. Rodríguez knew Matthew needed the care of specialists immediately, and the chances of finding that during a humanitarian crisis were slim. So like thousands of others fleeing deteriorating conditions, Rodríguez and her toddler boarded a plane to Orlando. Unlike many who have made their way to Florida and remained uninsured, Rodríguez says she was able to get Medicaid … Read More »
• Since opening her women’s clinic in west Orlando, Jennie Joseph has seen premature birth rates and infant mortality rates plummet. Her secret is making sure women receive care whether they have health insurance or not and taking care of them holistically. How one woman is saving lives in some of Orlando’s most under-insured zip codes. Read More »
• “Charlene Dill didn’t have to die”. So starts the 2014 story from then Orlando Weekly writer Billy Manes about Charlene Dill, a 32-year-old mother of three children who collapsed and died while selling vacuum cleaners in Kissimmee. She had a documented heart condition, but was unable to pay for medication after falling into the coverage gap created by Florida legislators who refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, leaving thousands without health care insurance. Manes’ sudden death last week caused us to revisit this story, not only because we miss his writing voice, but because people like Dill are still out there. During a recent visit to the Shepherd’s Hope charitable clinic in Longwood, an uninsured patient said … Read More »
• Nearly half of Puerto Rico’s population is covered by Medicaid. But officials on the island say the money’s running out, and they could be facing a healthcare crisis. Secretary of state Luis Rivera-Marin spoke to Intersection during a recent visit to Orlando where he met with Puerto Rican business, faith and community leaders to discuss the healthcare situation on the island.
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