Outreach and Enrollment

ACA and Consumer Assistance Opportunities in Florida Webinar

Click to access a webinar hosted by Florida CHAIN, KidsWell Florida, and Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families about the Affordable Care Act’s Consumer Assistant and Outreach Opportunities in Florida. Click for a PDF of the rules for all Certified Application Counselors (CACs).

Video Vocab: Understanding The Affordable Care Act

A new series of animated educational videos from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. These short videos tackle five key concepts from the Affordable Care Act: Market Reforms, Cost Sharing, Medicaid Expansion, Medicare Part D Donut Hole and Insurance Exchanges.

Florida’s ACA Implementation Status [May 2011]

Overall implementation The Florida Attorney General’s office continues to lead a multi-state legal challenge to the constitutionality of both the individual responsibility provision and the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will next hear the case in June. Florida has fought harder against the ACA’s Medicaid expansion than [...]

Post-Election Reflection: What does it mean for the ACA in Florida?

With a newly elected Governor, an Attorney General, and almost two-thirds of Florida’s Legislature opposed to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is difficult to predict how implementation of the health law will unfold in Florida. Families are already benefiting from new protections. Tens of millions of dollars are already being spent to train our [...]

The Affordable Care Act’s Real Benefits for Florida

Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still unfamiliar to many Floridians, and although the most important parts of the ACA have not yet taken effect, Floridians are already benefitting. Since enactment of the law last March, the ACA has helped hundreds of thousands of Florida residents and businesses take more control of their health [...]

Status of Consumer Assistance Funding

October 14, 2010-   The good news: Despite earlier concerns that Florida might ignore opportunities for federal funding made available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), State agencies have in fact submitted a number applications. They’ve just done it very quietly because of the controversy over the new health law.   The bad news: There are some notable exceptions. Perhaps most [...]

Small Business Fact Sheet

Small businesses are the backbone of Florida’s economy, but the skyrocketing cost of health insurance has placed them at a serious disadvantage. Over the past decade, average annual family premiums for workers at small firms rose from $5,700 in 1999 to $12,700 in 2009, an increase of 123%. While small companies make up 78% of [...]

How Health Reform Helps the People of Florida

Health Reform in Florida: Cracks Down on Insurance Company Abuses Insurers will no longer be able to deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition or drop your coverage when you get sick. Insurers will no longer be able to charge higher premiums based on your gender or health status. Floridians have been paying more [...]

Health Reform Compromises “Practically” Decided

Especially at this point, crafting health care reform legislation has little to do with selecting the best ideas or most effective solutions. In order to pass a bill during this limited window of opportunity, Democratic leaders in Congress feel that they must work to minimize the number of “losers”. Any final bill will instead be [...]