2020 Healthcare Enrollment

2020 Healthcare Enrollment

Wow — 1,912,394 That’s the number of people in Florida who enrolled in an Affordable Care Act Health Insurance plan for 2020.  The enrollment period ran from November 1, 2019, to December 15, 2019.  During that period, our Healthcare Issue Group assisted Epilepsy Florida, which had the lead navigator contract, by distributing some 3000 of their fliers.  We delivered or

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Healthcare Reform- November Report

Healthcare Reform- November Report

NOVEMBER HOT TOPIC: HEALTH CARE REFORM Marsha Vinson The LWVPBC Healthcare Issue Group sponsored Kelly James of Florida Blue at November’s Hot Topic. Many Leaguers consider it the most important Hot Topic this year. Kelly, Director of the Florida Blue Center for Health Policy, explained that it is a very complicated subject. Kelly covered many significant topics including the impact

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Medicaid Expansion Aids Maternal Health

Medicaid Expansion Aids Maternal Health

Medicaid Expansion Aids Maternal Health By Emilie McKendall A young woman in Broward County, FL was recently forced to deliver her newborn baby alone, in a prison cell.  And an Alabama woman was charged with murder when she was shot in the abdomen during an altercation, resulting in the death of her unborn child.  (These charges were later dropped.)  Both

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Healthcare Meeting: How to prepare for an emergency

Healthcare Meeting: How to prepare for an emergency

How to prepare for an emergency, save your life and manage life’s transitions. The Healthcare Committee in partnership with Emergency Info Plan is hosting two meetings for League members and their friends at the Compass Community Center. Register December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Today families often live states apart. Learn how to be better prepared for emergencies. Use

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Healthcare Committee Kickoff Meeting

  LWV has supported ACA ( Affordable Healthcare Act)  for 10 years. The program has been underfunded by the Feds for 3 years so they depend on grassroots to help get the word out about open enrollment and assistance in enrolling.  We get nothing in return, except kudos and warm hearts (for helping more people get affordable, quality, healthcare). Contact

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Be Better Prepared for an Emergency

Be Better Prepared for an Emergency

HEALTHCARE ISSUE GROUP ANNOUNCES A NEW PROJECT The Healthcare committee and Emergency Info Plan LLC is excited to announce that we are promoting a program (EIP) to members of the League, organizations, and businesses. This will help their members and employees be better prepared for an emergency by using their iPhone to alert 911 and emergency contacts and provide vital

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

By Nancy Gau Sept. 15, 2019 Please reach out to family, friends, co-workers, (or even a stranger) and remind them that September is National Suicide Prevention month, and encourage them to please pass the word on. On average, there are 123 suicides every day in the United States. It is the tenth leading cause of death in America and the

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Falls Prevention Awareness

Falls Prevention Awareness

Nancy Gau, Healthcare Falls can kill!  And according to recent studies published by JAMA, deadly falls among older Americans are on the rise, nearly tripling in recent years.  The actual numbers are shocking.  Approximately 25,000 older Americans died last year as a result of a fall.  You CAN help prevent yourself from becoming one of these statistics.    Here are some

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