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September 14th, 2017
The revised Cassidy-Graham bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, proposes converting Medicaid into a per capita cap and replacing Medicaid expansion funding and marketplace subsidies with a much smaller block grant.
September 13th, 2017
In 2016, 12.5 percent of the state’s residents did not have health insurance, compared to 13.3 in 2015. The number of uninsured has dropped steadily in Florida from 20 percent in 2013, a year before the Affordable Care Act took effect.
September 13th, 2017
There’s good news and bad news for Florida in the federal government’s recent decision to approve more dollars for Florida’s uncompensated care pool, known as the Low Income Pool or LIP. Gov. Rick Scott is to be commended for utilizing his relationship with the administration in Washington to bring this funding to Florida. But while the additional dollars for the pool will help, they do nothing to move the needle on Florida’s access to health coverage. In other words, LIP dollars won’t insure a single Floridian.
September 12th, 2017
The U.S. Census today released new state data on uninsured rates, with Florida’s share of residents without health insurance coverage continuing its yearly decline from 2013. In 2016, 12.5 percent of Floridians were uninsured, down from 13.3 in 2015. In 2013, 20 percent of residents were without health insurance, a year before the major coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, went into effect.
August 28th, 2017
Julio Ochoa of Health News Florida interviewed Anne Swerlick, health policy analyst at the Florida Policy Institute, for a story on a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on the Cassidy-Graham bill.
August 24th, 2017
The Florida Policy Institute (FPI) today called on Florida’s U.S Senate delegation to reject the Cassidy-Graham legislation, a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A new report from the Washington D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) shows that Florida would lose nearly $9.7 billion in federal funding by 2026 under the bill. The legislation is authored by Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham, who have reportedly been in talks with the Administration to push their proposal.
August 23rd, 2017
Cuts to higher education in Florida have driven up tuition costs for families and students, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP).
August 16th, 2017
Yesterday’s Congressional Budget Office score indicates that stopping cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) would cause insurance premiums to soar by 20 percent next year, and 25 percent by 2020 and thereafter, while adding $194 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade. This runs counter to the idea of making health insurance and care more affordable for millions of low-income Americans and controlling costs across the U.S. health care system.
July 31st, 2017
After U.S. Senate Republicans fell one vote short of passing what looked like their last chance to repeal and replace Obamacare, GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky declared it was 'time to move on' to other issues. We hope McConnell, rather than abandon health care, will heed the sage advice of one of the three Republicans who helped sink the party’s chances of passing a 'skinny repeal' of the Affordable Care Act in the wee hours of Friday morning.
July 25th, 2017
With a post-operative John McCain arriving on the scene, the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday by the narrowest of margins — 51 to 50 — to proceed with a health-care overhaul, another crucial moment after seven years of GOP promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
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