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Opportunity Report: Health Coverage Plan Offers Better Health and Economic Outcomes for Miami-Dade County

Despite the gains made in the years since the passage of the A ordable Care Act, Miami- Dade County continues to rank near the bottom, statewide, across several major indicators of health. e snapshot captured in the 2016 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report point to growing public health concerns across South Florida. Meanwhile, absent […]

House v. Burwell Talking Points

We’re disappointed the court sided with House members whose sole aim through the lawsuit is to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the health insurance it provides to more than 20 million Americans. However, we expect the administration will appeal this ruling and win, preserving critical financial assistance that allows millions of Americans to access […]

With Health Policy Lemons, Florida Advocates Make Lemonade: Protecting Consumers From Unfair Surprise Medical Bills

Policy and Research Director Laura Brennaman, PhD, RN, guest blogged this week for Community Catalyst about CHAIN’s work to protect Floridians from surprise medical bills. Governor Scott last month signed HB 221 into law effectively ending balance billing for consumers. Take a read of Dr. Brennaman’s blog below. Despite political opposition to the Affordable Care Act at […]

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 […]

Miami Herald: State Could Help More Sick, Poor, But Won’t

By The Miami Herald Editorial Board Miami-Dade County, in many respects, is a great place to live, but a new report reveals that for the poor and sick, it continues to be a harsh place where they can barely survive. On Wednesday, the Florida Community Health Action Information Network, will unveil its latest findings — and […]

CHAIN Statement on Florida Medicaid Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Aimed at Improving Access to Medical and Dental Care for Children

Florida CHAIN spokesman Kyle Simon released the following statement in response to a Tampa Bay Times editorial addressing a recent class action lawsuit settlement related to children’s health care: Florida CHAIN commends the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration for reaching a settlement to the litigation initiated on behalf of Florida’s vulnerable children who had limited access […]

Polivka-West: A Pinched Concept of Compassion

By LuMarie Polivka-West, published in The Tampa Bay Times After recently losing his job as Florida’s surgeon general, Dr. John Armstrong was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to serve as deputy secretary for administrative services with the Department of Health. As a result, Armstrong, who has colon cancer and is on administrative leave, will remain […]

Health Care Transparency

Every month we’ll host a call and bring in an expert speaker to talk to you about a hot topic and then give you the chance to ask questions February 18, 2016 On February 18, Jess Hand and Beth Eastman of the Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis demonstrated how consumers and advocates […]

Fact Sheet: Close The Coverage Gap 2016

Click here to download this PDF on closing the coverage gap for Floridians in 2016.

Mental Health

Every month we’ll host a call and bring in an expert speaker to talk to you about a hot topic and then give you the chance to ask questions January 11, 2016 The first edition of Health News You Can Use for 2016 focused on the mental health services and supports that community health centers […]