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AP: 2.5 million young adults obtained health insurance under Affordable Care Act

By | 12.14.11 | 1:14 pm | More from The Florida Independent

According to new information, a provision in the Affordable Care Act has helped 2.5 million young adults gain health insurance since the law took effect.

HHS denies Indiana, Louisiana waiver of health insurance profit cap

By | 11.29.11 | 12:54 pm | More from The Florida Independent

A federal health agency Monday denied two states’ requests for waivers of a provision in the health care reform law that requires a profit cap for health insurance companies. Florida is currently waiting for a decision on a similar waiver from the agency.

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Michigan GOP-controlled House will delay state insurance exchange to wait for Supreme Court

By | 11.15.11 | 3:18 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

The House Republican leadership says it will delay approving the creation of a statewide health insurance exchange, in part to await the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of the health care reform law which mandates the creation of the exchanges.

Health care opinion leaders say states should be implementing Affordable Care Act

By | 11.14.11 | 3:09 pm | More from The Florida Independent

According to a recent poll of opinion leaders in health policy and innovators in health care delivery and finance, almost 90 percent of respondents believe state lawmakers should be implementing the health care reform law.

Harkin: ‘Pleased’ at announcement of SCOTUS hearing for health care reform challenge

By | 11.14.11 | 2:06 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin said he was “pleased” Monday that the nation’s highest court had decided to “promptly resolve conflicting lower court decisions” regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SCOTUS will hear challenge to health care reform law

By | 11.14.11 | 1:04 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today (.pdf) that it will review the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care reform law. Twenty-six states, led by Florida, challenged the law — claiming it was an over-reach of federal power.

North Dakota nears completion of health insurance exchange, would be first in the U.S.

By | 11.14.11 | 9:19 am | More from The Florida Independent

North Dakota is on its way to becoming the first state in the country to have an operating health insurance exchange program. Each state is required by the Affordable Care Act to have some infrastructure in place by January 2013 for an exchange. Florida remains one of the More…

Crisis pregnancy centers join anti-abortion groups in support of N.C. ultrasound law

By | 11.11.11 | 10:40 am | More from The Florida Independent

Crisis pregnancy centers have joined anti-abortion groups that filed a motion to intervene in a court ruling blocking the implementation of a North Carolina law that would have forced doctors to show women an ultrasound and describe it to them before providing an abortion.

Florida officials reach agreement with feds on low income pool money

By | 11.10.11 | 3:03 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The Florida Current reports that Florida will be receiving $1 billion in Low Income Pool money after negotiations between federal and state officials.

Florida lawmakers refused to accept money for cancer control programs

By | 11.10.11 | 9:46 am | More from The Florida Independent

Among the long list of federal health grants the state has shunned in the past year was a small award that would have “reduced the burden of cancer.”

A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Health tells The Florida Independent that budget authority was denied for a competitive grant More…