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Florida Hispanic Healthcare Articles

Florida hospitals could lose billions without Medicaid expansion, group warns

Posted by Johanna Sanchez

Nov 12, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Florida legislators’ refusal to expand the eligibility criteria for Medicaid as called for under the Affordable Care Act might cost billions of dollars in lost funding for hospitals that treat many uninsured patients, according to a report released Monday by Florida Legal Services, a nonprofit legal advocate for the poor.

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Topics: Florida Healthcare, medical insurance, Medicaid, Florida healthcare reform

Medical malpractice reform necessary to promote businesses

Posted by Johanna Sanchez

Oct 31, 2014 11:09:00 AM

As president of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, I represent more than 3 million Hispanics and work to promote the economic advancement of their businesses everyday. Under the current medical malpractice system in Florida, we see a significant number of injured patients who lack the ability to receive fair access to a judge and a jury, which in turn as economic impacts on our businesses.

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Topics: florida hispanic healthcare, health insurance

Hospitals grapple with possibility of Ebola

Posted by Johanna Sanchez

Oct 17, 2014 10:29:00 AM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Step inside All Children's Hospital and you're greeted with three things: hand sanitizer, tissues and masks decorated with little cartoon Band-Aids with legs, feet and smiles. "Dirt Squirt Alert!" a sign says. "Stop the spread of germs that make you and others sick!"

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Topics: Florida Healthcare, health care

Commentary: Florida’s ‘Coverage Gap’ residents are not lazy

Posted by Johanna Sanchez

Aug 4, 2014 1:35:00 PM

In the business world there are lots of deals to be made. On the rare occasion that an opportunity comes along that is good for the bottom line, employees and your communities, most of us have the common sense to take advantage of it.

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Topics: Afforable Care Act, Florida Healthcare, Florida healthcare reform

Florida’s largest health insurer, Florida Blue, is raising exchange rates an average of 17.6 percent

Posted by Johanna Sanchez

Aug 1, 2014 10:42:00 AM

Florida Blue blames the impacts of older and less healthy adults who use more services for its rising rates. Florida Blue, the state’s largest health insurer, is increasing premiums by an average of 17.6 percent for its Affordable Care Act exchange plans next year, company officials say.

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Topics: Florida health insurance, Afforable Care Act, Florida Blue

Florida Report: Working Individuals in Key Economic Sectors Make Up the Largest Group to Benefit from Health Care Expansion

Posted by Johanna Sanchez

Jul 29, 2014 3:47:00 PM

Expanding Health Care Would Provide Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care for Almost 1.1 Million Uninsured Floridians. In Addition to Health Coverage Gains, Job Creation and Economic Growth Are Important Benefits of Medicaid Dollars to State

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Topics: Florida Healthcare, Medicaid, Florida healthcare reform

Medicare plans cutting doctors

Posted by Johanna Sanchez

Jul 22, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Unexpected breakups can be painful, as South Florida seniors have been finding out lately.

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Topics: Medicare, Florida Healthcare, medical providers, Florida Hispanic community

Bending Florida’s Healthcare Cost

Posted by Johanna Sanchez

Jul 16, 2014 9:48:00 AM

Did you know? Floridians pay a “hidden tax” of $1.4 billion due to uncompensated care. When this cost trickles down from hospitals and insurance companies to insured Floridians, it equates to between $1,700 to $2,200 for every insured admission.

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Topics: Florida health insurance, healthcare cost, business, Florida Hispanic community

'Mini-Silicon Valley' for health care sprouting in South Florida

Posted by Johanna Sanchez

Jun 24, 2014 11:05:00 AM

The doctor of the future has arrived, and his digital makeover has South Florida's fingerprints all over it.

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Topics: Florida Healthcare, Florida healthcare reform, technology

Most States To Rely On Federal Website For 2015 Enrollment

Posted by Johanna Sanchez

Apr 25, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Only two of the 36 states that relied on the federal insurance exchange this year -- Idaho and New Mexico -- plan to set up their own online marketplaces in time for the next open enrollment beginning Nov. 15.

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Topics: health insurance, Afforable Care Act, obamacare, health care