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Obama Administration Snubs Rick Scott Proposal

AP | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — The Obama administration rebuffed Florida's Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to extend federal funds for hospitals that treat the uninsured, ...

GOP Governor's Obamacare Plan Backfires

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) hunt for Obamacare horror stories during a visit to a senior center on Tuesday didn’t go exactly as planned, as all ...

Florida 'A Tale Of What Went Right' With Obamacare

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's Republican leaders have fought the Affordable Care Act at every turn, banning navigators from county health departments, offe...

Too Poor for Health Care, Too Rich for Medicaid

Dori Hartley | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Dori Hartley

"Health care, bitches!" That's what I remember seeing on my Facebook news feed around two years ago when it was finally announced that, at some point...

Florida Obamacare Enrollment Surges

AP | By KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 03.16.2014 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Roughly 140,000 Floridians signed up for the new federal health insurance program last month. That's nearly eight times...

This Many Floridians Have Signed Up For Obamacare

AP | By Kelli Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Slightly more than 3,500 Floridians have selected health insurance plans through the state exchange run by the federal government as pa...

After Denying Medicaid Expansion, State May Ask For Money Anyway

Times/Herald Bureau | Tia Mitchell | Posted 12.18.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE — Months after Florida lawmakers rejected $51 billion from the federal government to expand Medicaid, state officials are prepared to re...

Foster Children and Obamacare: The Exchanges Could Help

Erin Havel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Erin Havel

Many parents are unable to care for their children, but are unwilling to release their parental rights to family members or adoptive parents. What does this have to do with Obamacare? A lot.

Medicaid Expansion in Florida: It's Obamacare vs. Grouponcare (Part 2)

Gary Stein | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

Its crunch time in the Florida legislative session, in the final days before the handkerchief is dropped and they all go home. But first there are quite a few items to be resolved.

Top Dem Slams Scott Over Contentious Stance

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott was criticized by Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over his health care stance, with the congressw...

Uninsured Health Care Workers Push For Medicaid Expansion

Sun Sentinel | Maria Mallory White | Posted 06.20.2013 | Miami

It's an expensive irony: Health care workers who can't afford health insurance, but in Florida that is the plight of some full-time employees of local...

Expand Medicaid Now! (My Testimony to Florida Congress)

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Allison Berkowitz

Last week I took off from work and drove the four hours to my state's capital, Tallahassee, to speak at a meeting of the Florida Congress. I've been researching and advocating for health care reform for a couple of years now, so what I said had serious time, thought, and emotion behind it.

Rick Scott's Decision On Medicaid Expansion Is Not To Make One

Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has passed on an opportunity to decide whether his state will expand Medicaid to more poor people under President Barack O...

Rick Scott Saving Big Money

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Looking for inexpensive health care? Run for office in the state of Florida. The Associated Press reported Monday that Gov. Rick Scott (R) and doz...

Florida's Struggles With Obamacare Mount

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and state legislators are really struggling with President Barack Obama's health care reform law. Scott, who made his nam...

GOP Governor Misleads On Cost of Health Care Reform

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Professional health care reform opponent cum Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) made some noises after President Barack Obama's reelection about being newly ...

Rick Scott Busted Using Bad Numbers For Medicaid Estimate

WUSF/Health News Florida | CAROL GENTRY | Posted 03.10.2013 | Miami

The state's chief economist has warned the staff of Gov. Rick Scott that his Medicaid cost estimates are wrong, but Scott keeps using them anyway, acc...

Florida Voters Reject Anti-Obamacare Amendment

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Florida voters rejected a symbolic amendment against President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law on Tuesday. The measure, which would...

Feds: Florida Is Dumping Disabled Kids In Nursing Homes

AP | KELLI KENNEDY and GARY FINEOUT | Posted 09.07.2012 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Federal investigators say Florida officials are violating federal law by unnecessarily warehousing hundreds of children with ...

Rick Scott Puts Foot Down On Health Care After High Court Ruling

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) - Florida will not implement two provisions of the U.S. healthcare law involving an expansion of Medicaid for the poor ...

Jason Cherkis

SCOTUS Decision: How Did The Health Care Ruling Play Out In Battleground States? | Jason Cherkis | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

On Thursday, the Supreme Court weighed in with its ruling to uphold President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Friday morning, across key 2012 batt...

Scott Makes Health Care Vow

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida's Republican governor – one of the staunchest opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul – says his ...

Rick Scott's "PIP Dream" Comes True

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.20.2012 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Governor Scott has restructured Florida's Personal Injury Protection laws in such a way to keep both insurance premiums and insured's benefits in the accounts of those mighty few who insure Florida's drivers.

Affordable Care Act 'Ultimately Will Be Upheld in Its Entirety'

Ron Pollack | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Ron Pollack

To suggest that Americans are better off without these new rights is ludicrous. Florida judge Roger Vinson's ruling is simply conservative judicial activism run amok.