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• It’s been a rough ride for the Affordable Care Act this year. Attempts by the GOP led congress to repeal and replace Obamacare have failed but there have been changes, and premiums are going up. So what does that mean for consumers looking to buy health insurance with open enrollment around the corner? Read More »
• A Florida organization that helps people sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace will have its funding cut by nearly $1 million. The cut to Florida Covering Kids and Families means the organization will have fewer counselors helping people sign up. The navigators work year-round to educate people about their insurance options, help them find providers and file tax exemptions. Next year the organization will get $4.9 million from the federal government. Similar organizations around the state and country had their funding cut by as much as 90 percent. Nationwide, programs that assist with marketplace enrollment were cut by 41 percent, advertising on Obamacare was cut 90 percent, and the time given to consumers to sign up … Read More »
• The price people pay for health insurance in Florida next year could increase dramatically, but state officials have pushed the decision back on finalizing rates. And there’s uncertainty about future of subsidies paid by the Federal Government to insurance companies. We dig into what the uncertainty over health insurance means for Floridians with Joel Ario, who helped set up the exchanges, and 90.7’s health reporter Abe Aboraya. Read More »
• House Republicans are considering a deal that would remove the requirement that health insurance plans cover 10 essential health benefits, hoping to secure the votes of conservative lawmakers. Read More »
• House Republicans have unveiled their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. And as Hank Fishkind tells 90.7’s Catherine Welch, the rolling back of Medicaid expansion and introduction of tax credits will have a huge impact on Florida. Read More »