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Archive for February, 2009

Florida Health Expert Appauds Obama’s Efforts

Posted on February 27th, 2009 by admin
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Florida health insurance expert, Morgan Moran, feels that the recently approved stimulus package initiated by president Obama is a big step toward the much needed overhaul in the health care industry here in Florida. The president has delivered $634 billion which will be used to ultimately make health insurance affordable, accessible, and portable, as it [...]

Oversights Cost Lives in Health Care Industry

Posted on February 25th, 2009 by admin
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America’s health care industry has been called archaic in the respect that it’s largely paper based and fraught with clerical errors. There is a lack of effective communication and record keeping from one practice to another, meaning that patients often receive redundant care, or miss receiving necessary care. As a result, there are an estimated [...]

Obama Pushes Foward on Health Care Reform

Posted on February 23rd, 2009 by admin
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As the nation’s budget deficit hits record numbers, Obama continues to push towards health care reform. The sentiment present in his campaign, that reducing health care costs is intrinsic to repairing the economy, remains at the forfront of his activities now that he has taken office. He plans to address Comngress on Tuesday regarding plans [...]

Reform Was Already in the Works Across Nation’s States in 08

Posted on February 20th, 2009 by admin
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Even though many are looking at 2009 as the year for health care reform, many states across the nation were already making the expansion of health care a priority in 2008. According to a study conducted by the State Coverage Initiatives program, 10 states last year introduced laws to increase children’s health coverage, many tried [...]

Crist Optimistic About Stimulus Package

Posted on February 18th, 2009 by admin
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Now that Obama has officially signed the bill providing for the nation’s stimulus package, Florida Governor Charlie Crist is optimistic about the benefits Florida will reap as a result. Roughly $12 billion is slated to come to Florida to save and create thousands of jobs, support public programs such as Medicaid, increase unemployment benefits, provide [...]

Brevard County Searches for New Plan

Posted on February 17th, 2009 by admin
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With looming budget cuts and many potential layoffs in the future, Brevard County is looking for ways to save money. The county currently insures over 10,000 employees and their dependents and has decided to look for pharmacy plan providers as it has done several times in the past. The last time the county shopped around [...]

South Florida Health Coverage is Suffering from Recession

Posted on February 11th, 2009 by admin
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Agencies which provide support and assistance to the uninsured in South Florida are being overwhelmed with calls for help as the deepening recession causes more people to loose their jobs and therefore their health insurance. A recent report shows that now over 50% of unemployed South Floridians are now without health insurance, and they are [...]

University to Make Health Insurance Mandatory

Posted on February 9th, 2009 by admin
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The home of the Florida Gators may soon be making health insurance mandatory for all of its students. The University of Florida in Gainesville is considering mandatory health insurance as a way to protect its students and ensure that they have access to medical care to help support their academic preformance. There is currently a [...]

Health Care System Does Not Work for the Sick

Posted on February 6th, 2009 by admin
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For Christine Franklin, battling breast cancer has proven to be not only an emotional and phsyical challenge, but largely a financial one. Despite her insurance coverage, Franklin has amassed a suprisingly high amount of out of pocket expenses for treatments and medications. This is on top of her premiums and deductibles which she pays to [...]

Republican Opposition Defeated in Battle for Children’s Health Insurance

Posted on February 2nd, 2009 by admin
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The Senate has passed the SCHIP bill, despite a considerable amount of opposition from Republican senators. The State Children’s Health Insurance Progrmam bill will help realize health insurance for 11 million children across the nation who are currently uninsured. The passage of this bill is seen as the first step made by Obama to fulfill [...]