obamacare http://blog.wlrn.org en Deadline To Sign Up For Obamacare Passes: Now What? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/deadline-sign-obamacare-passes-now-what <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">The sign-up is over: now the coverage.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:53:43 +0000 Elaine Chen 30293 at http://blog.wlrn.org Deadline To Sign Up For Obamacare Passes: Now What? What Everyone Is Reading March 23-29 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-everyone-reading-march-23-29 <p>What's more adorable than a little girl complaining about spiders and her mayor? Nothing. Which is why you decided it would be our top story this week. Honorable mentions include: South Florida's first Mormon temple and Obamacare concerns.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:28:01 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 30080 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Everyone Is Reading March 23-29 Obamacare Deadline Is Today. Here's What You Need To Know http://blog.wlrn.org/post/obamacare-deadline-today-heres-what-you-need-know <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite opposition from Republicans and a public that remains skeptical, the Affordable Care Act is still the law and the deadline to sign up for insurance without paying a penalty is just days away.&nbsp;The law has already altered the health care industry, established many consumer benefits and has sweeping ramifications for state officials, employers,&nbsp;hospitals and doctors.</span></p><p>Here's a primer on how the law might affect you.</p><p><strong>I am uninsured. Under the law, do I have to buy it and what happens if I don’t?</strong></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:48:20 +0000 Mary Agnes Carey & Kaiser Health News 29815 at http://blog.wlrn.org Obamacare Deadline Is Today. Here's What You Need To Know Florida's Insurers Push To Sell Health Coverage To Latinos http://blog.wlrn.org/post/floridas-insurers-push-sell-health-coverage-latinos For all of California's troubles advertising health care to Latinos, that state has embraced the Affordable Care Act and is spending millions of dollars to get people to sign up. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Sammy Mack 28802 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida's Insurers Push To Sell Health Coverage To Latinos Making Healthcare Reform Work for You http://blog.wlrn.org/post/making-healthcare-reform-work-you <p></p><p>01/08/14 - Wednesday's&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/topicalcurrents/">Topical Currents</a></strong> is with patient advocate and author <a href="http://www.drmelissaclarke.com/"><strong>Dr. Melissa Clarke</strong></a>.&nbsp; She gives tips on how one can become more proactive in treatment of serious conditions. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">She’s written </span><a href="http://amzn.to/KvWqdh"><strong><em style="line-height: 1.5;">EXCUSE ME DOCTOR!&nbsp; I’ve Got What? &nbsp;</em></strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Studies show that patients who are more engaged in their healthcare have better outcomes than those who are passive – and may save money, as well.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of course, we’ll take your calls. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s </span><a href="https://twitter.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> . . . Wednesday at 1pm.</span></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 26147 at http://blog.wlrn.org Making Healthcare Reform Work for You Just As The Website Starts To Struggle, Obamacare Sign-Up Deadline Gets Extended http://blog.wlrn.org/post/just-website-starts-struggle-obamacare-sign-deadline-gets-extended <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Obama Administration took some of the pressure off health-insurance seekers on Monday, </span><a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304475004579276142967511928" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">extending the healthcare registration deadline</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for Jan. 1 coverage until Christmas Eve at midnight. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:38:55 +0000 Rick Stone 25562 at http://blog.wlrn.org Just As The Website Starts To Struggle, Obamacare Sign-Up Deadline Gets Extended As Obamacare Deadline Looms, It's Clear Who In Florida Is Uninsured http://blog.wlrn.org/post/obamacare-deadline-looms-its-clear-who-florida-uninsured <p><strong>UPDATE: 3 p.m., Dec. 23:</strong> The sign-up deadline for Obamacare, with health insurance effective Jan. 1, has been extended until Dec. 24. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">For Floridians living without health insurance&nbsp;</span>-- but eligible for Obamacare --<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;an important deadline is looming Monday, Dec.&nbsp;23.</span></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:53:19 +0000 Christine DiMattei 25533 at http://blog.wlrn.org As Obamacare Deadline Looms, It's Clear Who In Florida Is Uninsured Artists Need Healthcare Too -- And This Is How They Learn To Get It http://blog.wlrn.org/post/artists-need-healthcare-too-and-how-they-learn-get-it <p>While most artists were preparing for Art Week this month, Pamela Palma, a textile designer and fabric artist, attended an Affordable Care Act seminar.<br /><br />“You have to have a Master’s Degree in insurance lingo to understand how this works,” said Palma, 63, adding that the new healthcare act is just another quagmire we have to figure out.<br /> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:02:54 +0000 Lisbett Castillo 25341 at http://blog.wlrn.org Artists Need Healthcare Too -- And This Is How They Learn To Get It County Hospital Seeks Taxpayer Help To Attract Obamacare Customers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/county-hospital-seeks-taxpayer-help-attract-obamacare-customers <p></p><p>Jackson Health System wants to go after formerly uninsured individuals now receiving coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Because insured customers have increasingly been choosing hospitals with snazzier facilities, Jackson is asking Miami-Dade County voters to raise their own property taxes to cover a top-to-bottom remake of the hospital system.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:55:22 +0000 Rick Stone 23040 at http://blog.wlrn.org County Hospital Seeks Taxpayer Help To Attract Obamacare Customers How Miami-Dade County Helps Seniors Figure Out Health Care http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-miami-dade-county-helps-seniors-figure-out-health-care <p>The Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department is trying to do its part to help seniors navigate the health insurance maze.</p><p>Yesterday, the department kicked off a series of health fairs to be held all over the county as part of their Active Adults program.</p><p>Health service providers gave short presentations about how they can help to navigate the complicated health system -- tips about how to get the most out of coverage and ways to avoid health care fraud.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:19:27 +0000 Wilson Sayre 22818 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Miami-Dade County Helps Seniors Figure Out Health Care Some Health Screenings May Harm More Than Help http://blog.wlrn.org/post/some-health-screenings-may-harm-more-help Messiah United Methodist Church in Springfield, Va., is unusually busy for a Thursday morning. It's not a typical time for worship, but parishioner Stacy Riggs and her husband have come for something a little different: a medical screening.<p>"I'm getting ready to turn 50 sooner than I'd like to say, and just thought it was a good time to get an overall screening," said Riggs, of Fairfax, Va. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:34:49 +0000 22769 at http://blog.wlrn.org Some Health Screenings May Harm More Than Help States' Refusal To Expand Medicaid May Leave Millions Uninsured http://blog.wlrn.org/post/states-refusal-expand-medicaid-may-leave-millions-uninsured President Obama on Tuesday appointed one of his top management gurus, Jeffrey Zeints, to head the team working to fix what ails HealthCare.gov, the troubled website that's supposed to allow residents of 36 states to enroll in coverage under the Affordable Care Act.<p>But even if the team gets the website working as it should, millions of Americans may still log on to discover that they aren't eligible for any health coverage at all. And that won't be due to any technical glitch. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:11:24 +0000 Julie Rovner 22540 at http://blog.wlrn.org States' Refusal To Expand Medicaid May Leave Millions Uninsured Enrollments For Health Care Exchanges Trickle In, Slowly http://blog.wlrn.org/post/enrollments-health-care-exchanges-trickle-slowly The Obama administration's hopes ran high that millions would flock to enroll for health insurance on state and federal exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.<p>Those exchanges went online Oct. 1. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:22:55 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 22416 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sebelius: Feds Holding Billions Of Dollars For Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sebelius-feds-holding-billions-dollars-florida <p></p><p>Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has become the Obama administration&#39;s envoy to Florida on behalf of the Affordable Care Act. She has visited the state half a dozen times since June, trying to get the word out to the state&#39;s millions of uninsured to sign up for a health plan.</p><p>Recently, she visited the University of South Florida&#39;s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, where Health News Florida editor Carol Gentry spoke with her.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:30:50 +0000 Carol Gentry 22153 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sebelius: Feds Holding Billions Of Dollars For Florida How Obamacare Foes Are Recruiting Young Americans http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-obamacare-foes-are-recruiting-young-americans <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">As the battle over the healthcare law grinds on &mdash; Republicans no closer to victory than when they forced the government shutdown &mdash; a different fight was rising on a recent Saturday from inside </span>Sharkey&rsquo;s<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">, a bar near the campus of Virginia Tech, 260 miles away.</span></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:03:26 +0000 Alex Leary 22141 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Obamacare Foes Are Recruiting Young Americans