Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Budget Impasse Could Delay Tax Cuts

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm

A massive tax-cut package and the governor’s push for a “historic” increase in education funding could be in jeopardy as the health care-fueled budget impasse continues in the Legislature. The Senate remains firm that a tax-cut package isn’t going to move while the impasse is in place.

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Congressional Hearing Planned On Lip Showdown

By on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm

A congressional committee will hold a hearing on Gov. Rick Scott’s showdown with the federal government over health-care funding. However, that meeting could come too late to help close a potential $2.2 billion hole in the state budget.

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In The News: Scott to Sue Over Obamacare, Red Light Cameras Lose in Court, Ocala Ranks High In Foreclosure Rates, Florida Man Lands Gyrocopter on US Capitol Lawn

By on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Rick Scott Says He Will Sue Obama Administration Over Medicaid Hardball – Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that he plans to sue the Obama administration for its efforts to force Florida to accept provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The […]

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In the News: Disney Ticket Prices, Construction Worker Demand, Florida Health Care, Water Policy Revamp

By on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: February 20, 2015 at 11:30 am

Disney World Tickets To Exceed $100 – Prices for a one-day ticket to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park are said to increase to $105. The last time prices rose was last February, when most park tickets rose to $99. Orlando Sentinel Construction Industry Faces […]

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Health Care 2015: How To Solve Enrollment Issues

By on February 9th, 2015 | Last updated: February 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm

The Feb. 15 deadline for the current health care enrollment period is less than one week away. Until that time, organizations such as the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, WellFlorida Council and Enroll America will host sign-up events and offer services to assist with enrollment, but some consumers will continue to experience unsolvable issues with the process.

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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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