Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

In the News: Obamacare Enrollment Reaches 5M, High Springs Police Chief Fired, FCAT Replacement For 2015, GM Continues To Recall

By on March 18th, 2014 | Last updated: March 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

Obamacare enrollment hits 5 million with two weeks to go – Numbers released Monday show enrollment for coverage under Obamacare reached 5 million with two weeks left before the March 31 deadline to sign up. The accelerated sign-up pace has [...]

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In The News: Undocumented Students Tuition, Medicaid Expansion, Gov. Scott On Arizona Bill, Whale Protection

By on February 27th, 2014 | Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 9:47 pm

This Could Be The Year For In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students In Florida – State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition even if they are in the country illegally. Florida Center [...]

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In The News: Alachua Crime Rate Dips, Zimmerman Free Again, Obamacare-Gun Control Debate, Ft. Lauderdale Plane Crash

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 11:33 am

County crime rate dips; officials credit policing tactics – Alachua County’s crime rate for first half of 2013 was 9.4 percent lower than the same time last year. Gainesville Police Department attributed the reduction to community-oriented tactics. Gainesville Sun Rubio stirs [...]

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In The News: Lawmakers Face Shutdown Realities, Affordable Care Website Lags, Ocala Regional Medical Center Confronts Challenges, Marion County Veterans Treatment Receives Funds

By on October 10th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Shutdown: Florida lawmakers feud – Members of Florida’s congressional delegation began the first day of the government shutdown by temporarily laying off their own staffers. While some kept their full staff, others asked to have their annual salary be withheld [...]

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Some College Students, Americans Unaware Of Upcoming Health Care Changes

By on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm

The Florida Public Interest Research Group has launched a campaign to educate young adults about the upcoming health care legislation. Beginning in January, all Americans are required to have health insurance or they’ll have to pay a fine.

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Locals Protest Shutdown at Yoho’s Office

By and on October 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 9:28 am

Locals protested the government shutdown and furlough on over 800,000 federal employees at Rep.Ted Yoho’s Gainesville office.

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Former U.S. Ambassador Offers Perspective On Looming Government Shutdown

By on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 1, 2013 at 7:54 am

Stuart Eizenstat, former U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will speak tonight at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida on Judaism and global politics. The event starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

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Affordable Care Act Calls Attention To Low-Income Residents

By on September 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm

As lawmakers continue to debate the proper funding for future health care programs, organizations across Florida are already offering practical ways to help low-income residents who need care now.

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In The News: Rising Chocolate Prices, Hunter Safety Courses, Rick Scott’s Voter Purge, Vocal Objections to ‘Navigator’ Ban

By on September 14th, 2013 | Last updated: September 14, 2013 at 4:21 pm

More Democrats decry ‘harmful, spiteful’ ban on ‘navigators’ as Scott avoids issue – An increasing number of high-profile Democrats are openly criticizing a Florida policy barring paid health care advisers from contacting patients at local health departments. The policy has [...]

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In the News: University Corners, Health care exchange, Wasserman Schultz chosen again, Gay therapy ban, Cyber security, Iran drone capture

By on December 4th, 2012 | Last updated: December 4, 2012 at 10:54 am

University Corners project back before the city – Construction of University Corners, a project first discussed in 2003, could start this summer. Swerdlow Group, a South Florida developer, plans to build a mix of retail space and residences along the [...]

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