HEALTH CARE HEADLINES

February 19, 2020

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), I was able to get health insurance for the first time in my life. Shortly thereafter, I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer — one of the most difficult cancers to treat. After enduring many grueling rounds of chemot...

February 5, 2020

Health care is a hot topic but understanding the system can be a hot mess. This month, join Florida Voices for Health for a series of educational webinars about key aspects of health care and opportunities to get involved. You can be a part of the shared learning by re...

January 27, 2020

During the 2018 session, Florida lawmakers voted to cut the Retroactive Medicaid Eligibility (RME) period for non-pregnant adults over 21. Seniors, people with disabilities, and parents taking care of minor children are now only eligible for up to 30 days of retroactiv...

January 17, 2020

House Speaker Jose Oliva has cited the example of other states when it comes to CS/HB 607 which would allow advanced practice registered nurses to admit, handle care in, or discharge patients from facilities. However, Speaker Oliva continues to ignore the proven positi...

State Senator Janet Cruz (D-Tampa) and State Representative Margaret Good (D-Sarasota) have filed legislation to ensure transparency in drug prices and prohibit insurance companies from dropping Floridians with pre-existing conditions.

In 2020, prescription dr...

Despite having the fifth highest uninsured rate and the second most people in the coverage gap, opportunities to achieve a more equitable health care system in Florida are right around the corner.

Growing conversations around Medicaid expansion, improving oral and menta...

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