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Archive for March, 2009

Government Assistance with Cobra May Not Be Enough

Posted on March 30th, 2009 by admin
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While a large part of Obama’s recent stimulus package is focused on helping the unemployed keep health insurance by way of subsidizing the normally high cost of COBRA, it may not be enough for everyone. For a family in Florida facing unemployment, the normal cost of COBRA would be approx $1000 a month. Even with [...]

Florida Governor Visits the Capital to Promote Health Insurance

Posted on March 27th, 2009 by admin
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Florida Governor Charlie Crist made a trip to Tallahassee, FL recently to promote his Cover Florida health insurance plans. While enrollment has been less than stellar in the plans since they became available at the beginning of this year, Governor Crist still believes that they are the key to helping solve the crisis of the [...]

Cover Florida Has Lukewarm Impact

Posted on March 25th, 2009 by admin
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Despite all the hype that was generated around Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s Cover Florida Plans, citizens have been slow to respond and enrollments are below the levels officials had hoped for. This is no suprise to many experts who felt that the low cost plans aimed at people without insurance coverage were not anything special [...]

Medicare Overhaul Can’t Wait

Posted on March 23rd, 2009 by admin
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Medicare has already been shown to be unsustainable, prompting talks of reforming the program amidst other changes in the national healthcare system. The timing of such reforms has remained in question, however experts are pointing to the influx of the largest group of enrollees to hit the program which will occur in 2011 when the [...]

Millions of Floridians Without Health Insurance

Posted on March 20th, 2009 by admin
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A new report released recently by Families USA reveals that a staggering 5.8 million Floridians were without health insurance at some point during the period of 2007 to 2008. Of those millions, more than half were without insurance for better than six months at a stretch. This represents a major problem with the system when [...]

New Jobs in Health Insurance

Posted on March 18th, 2009 by admin
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In times of a recession, news of expansion and job growth is always welcome. In Central Florida, 200 lucky folks will be hired to fill positions announced recently by Liberty National. The company is looking to hire life and health insurance agents, as well as sales managers and support staff in their planned expansion this [...]

Florida Public Awareness Campaign for Health Insurance

Posted on March 16th, 2009 by admin
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Charlie Crist recently encouraged Floridians without health insurance to seek coverage through his Cover Florida Plans during a two day public awareness campaign. Crist emphasized to Floridians that lack of health insurance is the largest roadblock to receiving health care, and that regardless of your health and financial status, there would be a plan suited [...]

Access to Health Care

Posted on March 13th, 2009 by admin
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At the Community Health Improvement Council Meeting held in Tampa, FL earlier this week, a consensus was reached that suprisingly it isn’t a lack of doctors and other providers which is limiting access to health care for many residents. Instead, it is the ability to get to those doctors and specialists. Transportation appears to be [...]

Seminole County School Board Employees Shocked By Insurance Costs

Posted on March 11th, 2009 by admin
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After shopping around for a better deal in 2007, switching from Cigna to United Healthcare, Seminole County Florida School Board employees are shocked this year by the increase in premiums. This has been made even more difficult by budget cuts and the school board now finds itself without the funds to pay for the policy [...]

Florida Consumer Advocates Warn About Generic Drugs

Posted on March 9th, 2009 by admin
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Health experts in Florida are leery of many health insurers who try to push their members into choosing generic drugs over name brand ones as often as possible by providing lists of generic alternatives. The problem with this is that many of the generic alternatives are not the same type of drug, merely just in [...]