CHAIN Presents to Seniors on Florida Health Landscape

Dr. Laura Brennaman, Florida CHAIN’s Policy and Research Director, presented to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center regarding the 2016 legislative session and the landscape of Florida health care. Dr. Brennaman discussed issues including the Medicaid coverage gap, balance billing, and, among others, the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, Dr. Brennaman weighed in on legislative efforts in the […]

Happy Birthday to Medicare & Medicaid!

This month marks a half-century of health care coverage for elderly, impoverished, and disabled Americans by Medicare & Medicaid.  The dream of covering all Americans with health insurance began more than a century ago with President Theodore Roosevelt in 1912 and was supported by presidential advocates along the way in F. D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, […]

Divorcee’ finds affordable care through Florida’s healthcare exchange

During her married years, Joyce Dauby, 59, health insurance was never a question. She always had access to affordable healthcare either through her work or through her husband’s employer. “When my husband and I were going through our divorce I needed health insurance until I could find full-time employment. Presently I’m working on getting my […]

2014 Florida Legislature’s Health Care Legacy: Inaction, Irresponsibility

When the Florida Legislature adjourned its 2014 session earlier this month, the primary health care-related “accomplishment” it could claim was its decision to blatantly disregard Florida’s families, businesses and economy for purely political purposes. (Download PDF of  The 2014 Legislature’s Health Care Legacy: Inaction,  Irresponsibility  here) Sheer Force of Will Shuts Down Discussion and Blocks […]

Medicare: Fall Open Enrollment is Here!

During Fall Open Enrollment (October 15-December 7), you may make changes to your health and drug coverage. If you need help deciding your Medicare coverage for 2014, call the Medicare Rights Center’s free, national consumer helpline at 800-333-4114. During Fall Open Enrollment, people who have Medicare can make changes to their Medicare coverage. For example, […]

Top 5 things to know about the ACA if you have Medicare

1.  Your Medicare coverage is protected. Medicare isn’t part of the Health Insurance Marketplace established by ACA, so you don’t have to replace your Medicare coverage with Marketplace coverage.  No matter how you get Medicare, whether through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan, you’ll still have the same benefits and security you have now. […]

Medicare and the Affordable Care Act

Check out this fact sheet prepared by Laura Brennaman, Doctoral Candidate & Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nursing & Health Policy Collaborative, College of Nursing at University of New Mexico

Floridians For Obamacare: Strengthening Medicare


Third ad in “People Are Talking About Obamacare” series of 30-second TV spots from Florida CHAIN (Community Health Action Information Network – Real, “everyday” Floridians share stories and plain facts about how much the Affordable Care Act has already helped and will continue to help them, their peers, families, friends and neighbors. In this spot, the truth is shared about how Obamacare actually saves hundreds of millions in Medicare fraud, waste and overpayments, strengthening the program moving forward.

Senior’s medication more affordable with ACA

Carol has a Medicare Advantage Plan- Humana Gold. She suffers from chronic depression, bone loss and has had four back surgeries so she takes pain medication as well. She has about eight prescription drugs she takes regularly. She fell into the Medicare donut hole for the first time in July, 2012. She didn’t pick up […]

Seniors Talk “Obamacare” on Newly Released TV Spots

South Florida Seniors Come Together to Educate the Public on How Health Reform Has Improved Their Lives Press Release: October 9, 2012 Contact: Leah Barber-Heinz 850-294-6087 [email protected] South Florida – It is a familiar scene in South Florida – several older women sitting around the kitchen table talking about their lives, their grandchildren and, in this […]