Health Insurance Marketplace

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ensuring that Filing Isn’t Overly “Taxing” for Uninsured/Under-insured Floridians

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Ensuring that Filing Isn’t Overly “Taxing” for Uninsured/Under-insured Floridians Tax filing season is officially underway. In addition to promoting enrollment in coverage for 2015, we will also need to increase awareness of issues related to filing taxes and health coverage.  For starters, individuals and families were required to have coverage throughout 2014, or they must […]

(Video) Gap Consumer shares her story: It is not a factor of being lazy

Alison King is a very grateful patient of the Brandon Outreach Clinic near Tampa, Florida. She relies on the free health services of volunteer medical staff at Brandon to help her manage her many health issues. Alison sat down at the Brandon Outreach Clinic in September 2014 to share her story with community members and […]

Newly Insured – For the First Time

When Joan Gordon, 49, chose a health plan for her family on the exchange, it is the first time her family has ever had health insurance. “We’ve always paid cash for our medical visits. And I know we don’t get care as good as we will now that we have insurance,” says a relieved Joan. […]

Elsie Crowell: Numbers Tell a Story of Obamacare’s Success

Numbers Tell a Story of Obamacare’s Success(Tallahassee Democrat, OPINION, 11/5/14, p. 5A) One year ago, we embarked on the first nationwide health insurance enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. Approximately 8 million people across the country enrolled in health insurance plans to gain access to comprehensive health coverage. Although Florida refused to expand Medicaid to help […]

Irene Got Covered and Shared Her Very Personal Story

Hello. My name is Irene Jacusis and I would like to share with you my healthcare success story. Earlier this year I lost my husband to a very aggressive cancer. Neither one of us had insurance prior to him getting ill and as a result, he put off going to the doctor as long as […]

Divorcee’ finds affordable care through Florida’s healthcare exchange

During her married years, Joyce Dauby, 59, health insurance was never a question. She always had access to affordable healthcare either through her work or through her husband’s employer. “When my husband and I were going through our divorce I needed health insurance until I could find full-time employment. Presently I’m working on getting my […]