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Archive for August, 2009

Smokers cause health insurance costs to rise

Posted by admin on August 18th, 2009 under Florida Health Insurance
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Smokers cannot save Florida from its economic crisis. Each family in ceFlorida pays nearly $700 a year in taxes to cover the states massive Medicaid burden caused by smoking related illnesses. Health insurance companies blame smokers for the unreasonable and costly co-pays and deductibles these taxes are paid by everyone even the nonsmokers. The raised [...]

Get over fears and ideals about the health insurance reform

Posted by admin on August 10th, 2009 under Uncategorized
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The first step toward realistic health-care reform is to look past the incorrect information. The second step is to look past principles and support compromise. The chance to reform health insurance will not always be available. If it fails this time, it could be hundreds of years before reform is attempted again. Sixty million uninsured [...]

No health insurances leads to a sick country

Posted by admin on August 7th, 2009 under Uncategorized
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According to the Orlando Florida Sentinel more and more young blue collar workers in Florida are going without health insurance simply because they cannot afford it. Experts are saying that this could be very detrimental and could cause many problems in the future. The number of uninsured individuals has escalated by 14 million since 2000. [...]

Shands and University go tobacco free

Posted by admin on August 6th, 2009 under Uncategorized
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The University Florida Health Science Campus and Shands Health care facility in Gainesville Florida has officially gone tobacco free. As of November 2010 the use of any tobacco products on campus or in the parking lots will be prohibited. This decision to go tobacco free supports the facilities commitment to provide a healthy environment for [...]

Florida health insurance lack of competition

Posted by admin on August 4th, 2009 under Uncategorized
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According to a recent report released by consumer advocates, health insurance companies in Florida control so much business that they have subdued competition and fueled health insurance inflation in the state. Due to the lack of health insurance competition in Florida and nationally it has lead to insurance premiums increasing and ultimately contributes to the [...]