Affordable Care Act

Last week, Florida's governor and lawmakers asked HHS for guidance on setting up a health exchange. On Tuesday HHS released a gusher of guidelines.

On Jan. 1, primary-care doctors who see Medicaid patients are supposed to get a whopping pay boost under the Affordable Care Act, with federal funds. But will Florida comply?

As Kaiser Health News reports, HHS has given states another month to decide on health exchanges. But Florida legislative leaders say they can't act until spring, and sent a list of questions.

Gov. Rick Scott, who had signaled a thaw in his anti-'ObamaCare' attitude on Friday, now has gone further; he wants to have a "conversation" with federal officials.

Gov. Scott, who still ruled out cooperation on "ObamaCare" as of Wednesday, changed his tune Friday, issuing the statement: "Just saying 'no' is not an answer."

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislative leaders counted on Mitt Romney to win the election and repeal what they call “ObamaCare.” That didn't happen.

Now, the state’s about to miss an important deadline in implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

On Nov. 16, states are supposed to turn in the applications and blueprints for their health insurance exchanges. The exchanges are virtual shopping malls where the uninsured are supposed to go a year from now to sign up for health coverage for 2014.

Obama, health law win

Nov 7, 2012

President Obama's re-election means the survival of the Affordable Care Act, which Florida's Republican leaders fought intensely.

Florida's governor and legislature have said they won't cooperate with the Affordable Care Act. They could slow its implementation if they continue to balk.

When Florida's legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act failed in June, it placed increased importance on the outcome of today's election. The fate of the law -- and millions of uninsured -- rides on the vote tally.

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