04/18/2014

Miami-Dade's chances of needle exchange program look better this year

The finish line is in sight for a coalition of medical students, healthcare professionals and state lawmakers seeking to create a needle exchange program in Miami-Dade County.

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04/16/2014

The IRS won't audit as many people this year, says report

With a healthcare overhaul to administer with fewer staff, the IRS is letting some things slide. But that doesn't mean it's not paying attention.

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Will Florida extend subsidized health coverage to its immigrant children?

A waiting period was once required for legal residents to receive benefits under federal law. But states now have the option to provide immediate coverage to immigrant children, and some Florida lawmakers are pushing for it.

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Millions more bought health insurance outside state and federal marketplaces

While the focus has been on the millions of people who enrolled in health plans on the exchanges, a new survey estimates 7.8 million people nationwide bought health insurance between September and mid-March directly from a carrier.

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04/15/2014

Last day to enroll in a 2014 health plan

The Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment period comes to an end today. Really.

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What procedures do doctors think are unnecessary? The ones they don't perform, says report.

Asked to contribute to lowering healthcare costs by naming procedures that either don't work or are unnecessary, surgeons didn't come up with much.

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New report says health law will cost less than forecast

A new Congressional Budget Office report predicts an 8 percent cut in previously expected costs of healthcare expansion.

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Surprise bill strips county commission of decision power over hospital union contracts

All parties affected by the bill, including the union, oppose it.

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04/14/2014

Union workers fight for Medicaid expansion one door at a time

In its fight for Medicaid expansion, SEIU Florida knocked on doors this weekend in four state House districts.

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Health expert says toxic parks pose no danger

The Associate Dean of University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine says the number of Coconut Grove residents seeking testing for lead from the toxic neighboring park is "ridiculously teeny."

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