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Archive for April, 2009

Health Insurance Woes Not Limited to Uninsured

Posted on April 29th, 2009 by admin
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In Florida, its not only the uninsured who are suffering over health insurance woes. A recent report shows that Floridians spend roughly a quarter of their pretax income on health insurance and health care. These high costs are resulting in a major burden on most families, often to the point where it threatens the family [...]

Bill For Autism Struggles

Posted on April 27th, 2009 by admin
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A bill which would make strides in helping the future of Florid’a autistic children is struggling in the Senate due to budget concerns. Health plans have long had a history of denying claims and refusing coverage for children suffering developmental disabilities. This has resulted in a great burden on the families of these children and [...]

Health Insurance Blog on New Florida Bill Could Change the Landscape of Higher Education

Posted on April 24th, 2009 by admin
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As it stands now, Florida State is the only University to require students to carry health insurance before being allowed to enroll in classes. This may change dramatically if a new Florida bill passes which will require schools to bill a student’s private health insurance for any services rendered at the university’s health clinic. As [...]

Partnership of Avalon Health and Lee Memorial Health System

Posted on April 22nd, 2009 by admin
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Florida’s Avalon Healthcare has recently signed a provider agreement with the Lee Memorial Health System which will include five area hospitals, more than thirty providers, three outpatient centers, and a number of other unique services offered by the Lee Memorial Health System. Avalon feels that this relationship will result in members having access to the [...]

Diabetics Affected by Recession

Posted on April 20th, 2009 by admin
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Many people are finding themselves in a situation where they must cut back on all costs, health care included. This is having a serious impact on Florida diabetics who are at risk for a number of complications and require a careful balance of medications to prevent bigger problems. Also at risk are the many people [...]

Florida Health Care Expert Warns of Smoke and Mirrors

Posted on April 17th, 2009 by admin
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John Sinibaldi, a Florida broker specializing in health care for small businesses, warns that recent statements made by insurance companies in regards to health care reform should not be taken at face value. While the insurance companies have agreed to embrace changes that would potentially eliminate the practice of denying coverage based on prexisting conditions, [...]

Conflict of Interest

Posted on April 15th, 2009 by admin
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Americans have received their health insurance from private sources for many years now, although the nature of these private companies has changed dramatically. What once were primary not-for-profit organizations who conducted underwriting and carried individuals policies, are now largely for-profit companies whose primary goal is to generate a profit rather than provide for the health [...]

Students Involved in Health Insurance Issues

Posted on April 13th, 2009 by admin
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For a first year medical student at Florida State University, to see a fellow student suffer not only from a potentially deadly blood clot, but then to suffer the financial repurcusions of not having health insurance, it has inspired her to get involved. The engineering student is now facing a $3,000 bill which encompasses a $900 ambulance ride, [...]

Lee County in Favor of Tobacco Tax

Posted on April 10th, 2009 by admin
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Lee County Florida citizens gathered for a press conference recently in an unlikely, but appropriate place to discuss the future of health insurance. Participants came together in a children’s play ground, with the backdrop of children playing to discuss the impact of Florida’s proposed tax increase on tobacco products. The revenue from the tax will [...]

Community Receives Insurance Help From Church

Posted on April 8th, 2009 by admin
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In South Florida, a collective of roughly 70 churches have joined together and made an alliance with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida to help their members receive health insurance. With a combined membership among the church groups totalling between 30,000 and 50,000, the agreement has resulted in reduced rates and insurance packages for [...]