Resources

RSVP Today for ‘The Mental State of the State’ Call

    Florida lags behind in access and funding for mental health, but the calls for change have never been louder. The national focus on mental health has resulted in multiple new opportunities to improve the availability of care for Floridians. Now is the time for everyone who cares about mental health to become informed […]

The Orlando Region Health Care Opportunity Report: Health Coverage Plan Could Improve Health Disparities and the Economy in Central Florida

Read the full report here:  orlando-opportunity-report-september-2016_final  

20 Oral Health Providers Receive $7.6 Million in Federal Grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week awarded 20 oral health care providers across Florida over $7.6 million in grants to increase access to oral health care services and improve oral health outcomes. As a result, approximately 1,600 new dentists, dental hygienists, assistants, aides, and technicians will treat nearly 785,000 new patients nationwide. Click […]

CHAIN CEO Mark Pafford Discusses Health Needs for Florida on South Florida Sunday

Florida CHAIN CEO Mark Pafford appeared on South Florida Sunday on June 12 to discuss the organization’s mission to increase access to affordable, quality care for Floridians. Host Tracy Saint George and Pafford discussed the more than three million Floridians currently living without health coverage, and approximately 600,000 residents who are in the coverage gap due to […]

Opportunity Report: Health Coverage Plan Offers Better Health and Economic Outcomes for Miami-Dade County

Despite the gains made in the years since the passage of the A ordable Care Act, Miami- Dade County continues to rank near the bottom, statewide, across several major indicators of health. e snapshot captured in the 2016 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report point to growing public health concerns across South Florida. Meanwhile, absent […]

House v. Burwell Talking Points

We’re disappointed the court sided with House members whose sole aim through the lawsuit is to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the health insurance it provides to more than 20 million Americans. However, we expect the administration will appeal this ruling and win, preserving critical financial assistance that allows millions of Americans to access […]

With Health Policy Lemons, Florida Advocates Make Lemonade: Protecting Consumers From Unfair Surprise Medical Bills

Policy and Research Director Laura Brennaman, PhD, RN, guest blogged this week for Community Catalyst about CHAIN’s work to protect Floridians from surprise medical bills. Governor Scott last month signed HB 221 into law effectively ending balance billing for consumers. Take a read of Dr. Brennaman’s blog below. Despite political opposition to the Affordable Care Act at […]

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 […]

Miami Herald: State Could Help More Sick, Poor, But Won’t

By The Miami Herald Editorial Board Miami-Dade County, in many respects, is a great place to live, but a new report reveals that for the poor and sick, it continues to be a harsh place where they can barely survive. On Wednesday, the Florida Community Health Action Information Network, will unveil its latest findings — and […]

CHAIN Statement on Florida Medicaid Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Aimed at Improving Access to Medical and Dental Care for Children

Florida CHAIN spokesman Kyle Simon released the following statement in response to a Tampa Bay Times editorial addressing a recent class action lawsuit settlement related to children’s health care: Florida CHAIN commends the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration for reaching a settlement to the litigation initiated on behalf of Florida’s vulnerable children who had limited access […]