Affordable Care Act

Special Olympics Gold Medalist Left Uninsured

As a child, Matt Ross won medals in the Special Olympics. Today, he is a 23 year old part-time worker who has been denied Medicaid as it stands in Florida. Matt is living with autism. Even though he has a developmental disability, he has been denied Medicaid because he is considered fully functional. Matt works […]

Teach Others about the Health Care Law

There is still mass confusion about what’s in the health care law. Opponents are continuing to spread lies and misinformation. This is nothing new, but it is dangerous. A senior who is confused by the lies is a lot less likely, for example, to take advantage of that free, important preventive care made available by the health […]

CMS: 20% of 1095-A forms are Incorrect

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, has reported that as many as 800,000 taxpayers may have gotten incorrect information on their 1095A tax forms. CMS is notifying affected individuals by phone and email and will send corrected forms by early March. It’s estimated that about 50,000 of them have already filed their taxes […]

Some Floridians Getting Another Week to Buy Health Insurance

Associated Press, February 17, 2015 MIAMI — Federal health officials are granting a special enrollment period for consumers who unsuccessfully tried to buy health insurance before Sunday’s deadline and were sidelined by long wait times or computer glitches. Some consumers who tried to pick a health plan through healthcare.gov or its call centers were unable […]

Special Enrollment Period for Consumers “In Line” on February 15, 2015

The law and regulations provide for special enrollment periods (SEPs), triggered by certain events that are described at 45 CFR 155.420(d) and include life changes and errors in enrollment. SEPs permit individuals to enroll in a qualified health plan outside of open enrollment. This guidance describes a SEP for consumers who have been unable to […]

Stroke Victim’s Family Happy He Finally Has Health Insurance

Theresa, 58, purchased health insurance for her son who was recently hospitalized with a stroke. He needs health insurance now for doctor visits on a regular basis. She stated, “My son never went to the doctor because he didn’t want medical bills he could not pay. Having a stroke out of nowhere is what prompted […]

What’s at Stake in Supreme Court’s Health Care Law Case?

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking another look at President Barack Obama’s health care law, and this time it’s not just the White House that should be worried. Republican lawmakers and governors, too, will feel the backlash if the court invalidates insurance subsidies worth billions of dollars to people […]

Car Accident Victim Happy To Have Health Care Coverage

Andrew Becker is a 25 year old from Orlando, Florida. He makes a good living as a self-employed full time musician. Andrew, like many others young adults has never had health insurance. Growing up his parents paid out of pocket for his medical expenses. As a young adult he didn’t have the sense of urgency […]

Why Florida Is No. 1 In Obamacare Enrollment Despite GOP Opposition

  Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News When Florida workers promoting President Barack Obama’s health law marketplace want instant feedback, they go to an online “heat map.” The map turns darker green where they’ve seen the most people and shows bright red dots for areas where enrollment is high. “The map shows us where the holes […]

Forced into Early Retirement, and Left Uninsured!

Jerry Knipp, 62, of Lake County is grateful for being able to enroll in the health care marketplace this enrollment period. He shares, “I am so thankful to the navigator who helped me apply for health care coverage. She was so humble, friendly and knowledgeable, and made enrolling a smooth process.” Mr. Knipp spent the […]