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Health Insurance Reform Movement Gains Momentum

Posted by admin on May 11th, 2009 under Health Insurance
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Sunday’s announcement by the leaders of the health insurance industry to provide $2 trillion in spending reductions over the next 10 years to fund health care reform may be a big step in the direction of securing health insurance for all Americans. The pledge is predicted to increase the momentum of the proposed reform movement, [...]

Will Health Insurance Companies Keep Their Promise?

Posted by admin on May 8th, 2009 under Florida Health Insurance
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Representatives from the health insurance industry have made the promise to end the practice of gender disparity in health insurance premiums in an effort to stave off the formation of a universal health care system which could eventually spell the end of private insurance. The health insurance companies fear that a government run system will [...]

Outcry to Fix KidCare

Posted by admin on April 20th, 2009 under Florida Health Insurance
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The Florida KidCare Program was designed to provide health insurance benefits on a sliding scale to parents who could not acquire coverage for their children through their own means. While the program is not free, and is based on income and need, a large part of the program will be paid for through SCHIP funds. [...]

Florida Providers See Major Drop in Patient Numbers

Posted by admin on April 17th, 2009 under Florida Health Insurance
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As the recession continues and more Floridians find themselves unemployed and without health insurance, many people are choosing to cut back, delay, or even forego completely their routine health care. South Florida providers have seen as much as a 30% decrease in the number of patients they would normally see. Many of these patients have [...]

Consumer Warrior On Health Insurance

Posted by admin on April 8th, 2009 under Florida Health Insurance
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While the battle rages in Tallahassee over potential legislation which could raise health insurance premiums for everyone, Central Florida’s Consumer Warrior makes his opinion known. WDBO’s Clark Howard feels that buying health insurance should be no different from buying car insurance or homeowner’s insurance. The primary source for health insurance should not be via an [...]

Profit More Important Than People

Posted by admin on April 3rd, 2009 under Health Insurance
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A sad factor in the nature of America’s health care system is that it is so backwards and places more importance on profit than on providing care for the people who need it. Health insurance should be available to everyone, so that children don’t die of cancer simply because his parents have lost their jobs, [...]

Florida Ban on Gender Bias in Health Insurance

Posted by admin on March 4th, 2009 under Florida Health Insurance
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The Miami Herald recently reported that Florida officials may be working on a law that would ban gender biased premiums in the realm of health insurance. It has been a long standing practice that women are required to pay higher premiums for the same quality of health care, when compared to men of equal health [...]

Programs Saved by Stimulus

Posted by admin on March 2nd, 2009 under Florida Health Insurance
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It has been no secret that Florida Governor Charlie Crist was 100% behind Obama in regards to his recent stimulus package. Others have voiced their approval, such as Democratic Senator from Hallandale Beach, FL, Eleanor Sobel. She asserts that the stimulus saved a number of public health programs such as The Medically Needy, a program [...]

Cover Florida Working for Uninsured

Posted by admin on February 11th, 2009 under Florida Health Insurance
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Since the Cover Florida Plans were launched at the beginning of the year, BCBS of Florida has signed up over 250 members. Although the provider is just one of the companies selling the products in Florida, this number is sadly low and does not bode well for the overrall success of the program. Becky Cherney, [...]

Medicare Premiums Skyrocket

Posted by admin on February 4th, 2009 under Florida Medicare
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Despite the air of reform and promises of more affordable health insurance, subscribers of Humana’s Medicare Advantage Plans are facing premiums five times higher than last year’s premiums. For elderly citizens on fixed incomes, this means less money for basic necesseties like food and utlities. The uneccessary costs associated with Advantage plans have come under [...]