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FL: Obamacare ‘Swing State’

Health policy and political consultants say that for the Affordable Care Act to succeed, politically and substantively, organizing efforts must focus on three states with large numbers of uninsured: Florida, Texas and California. Unfortunately for Democrats and the law’s supporters, as Politicoreports, two of those states are run by Republicans who are trying to hamper the enrollment effort.

In a related report from the Orlando Sentinel, Florida CHAIN and other advocates for the uninsured say Gov. Rick Scott, the Cabinet, legislative leaders and other Republican officials are a huge impediment to finding and helping the uninsured. 

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.