Medicare

An Open Letter to Rick Scott

Dear Governor Scott, This weekend presents a terrific opportunity for you to visit with either (or both) President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence, as both have stated intentions to visit our beautiful state.  Vice President Pence will be  in Jacksonville and President Trump for another weekend at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach.  We think […]

REPEAL? REPLACE? REVISE? REPAIR? Who Knows?…

What do we know? Resistance and voters being vocal is working! Chances are that if you are reading this, you have more than a passing interest in the biggest debate of our lifetimes.  There is no more vital issue to human beings than their health, and all of the related activities associated with either being […]

Florida CHAIN responds to Governor Rick Scott’s Letter to Congress re. #ACA repeal.

  FLORIDA CHAIN’S RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT’S JANUARY 6, 2017, LETTER TO THE U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER   For Immediate Release January 12, 2017   For the average Florida Health Care consumer who is not intimately familiar with the workings of the US health care delivery system, Governor Rick Scott’s letter late last week […]

CHAIN Presents to Seniors on Florida Health Landscape

Dr. Laura Brennaman, Florida CHAIN’s Policy and Research Director, presented to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center regarding the 2016 legislative session and the landscape of Florida health care. Dr. Brennaman discussed issues including the Medicaid coverage gap, balance billing, and, among others, the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, Dr. Brennaman weighed in on legislative efforts in the […]

Happy Birthday to Medicare & Medicaid!

This month marks a half-century of health care coverage for elderly, impoverished, and disabled Americans by Medicare & Medicaid.  The dream of covering all Americans with health insurance began more than a century ago with President Theodore Roosevelt in 1912 and was supported by presidential advocates along the way in F. D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, […]

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 […]

2014 Florida Legislature’s Health Care Legacy: Inaction, Irresponsibility

When the Florida Legislature adjourned its 2014 session earlier this month, the primary health care-related “accomplishment” it could claim was its decision to blatantly disregard Florida’s families, businesses and economy for purely political purposes. (Download PDF of  The 2014 Legislature’s Health Care Legacy: Inaction,  Irresponsibility  here) Sheer Force of Will Shuts Down Discussion and Blocks […]

Medicare: Fall Open Enrollment is Here!

During Fall Open Enrollment (October 15-December 7), you may make changes to your health and drug coverage. If you need help deciding your Medicare coverage for 2014, call the Medicare Rights Center’s free, national consumer helpline at 800-333-4114. During Fall Open Enrollment, people who have Medicare can make changes to their Medicare coverage. For example, […]

Top 5 things to know about the ACA if you have Medicare

1.  Your Medicare coverage is protected. Medicare isn’t part of the Health Insurance Marketplace established by ACA, so you don’t have to replace your Medicare coverage with Marketplace coverage.  No matter how you get Medicare, whether through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan, you’ll still have the same benefits and security you have now. […]

Medicare and the Affordable Care Act

Check out this fact sheet prepared by Laura Brennaman, Doctoral Candidate & Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nursing & Health Policy Collaborative, College of Nursing at University of New Mexico