The Affordable Care Act and Florida

What most people know as ObamaCare is actually the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). On March 23rd of 2010, President Barack Obama signed this bill into law. The basic provisions of the law include the “individual mandate”, which requires people to maintain health insurance or pay a tax penalty, a provision which states that insurance cannot be denied because of pre-existing conditions, and other reforms to industry and public health insurance programs. It also gives 30 million additional people access to health insurance. [Read more…]

Florida Health Insurance for Seniors

Every state in the U.S. has its own insurance program designed to provide state residents with information, advocacy, and in some cases, with insurance coverage. Within the State of Florida, the organization that provides elderly state residents with these services is SHINE. SHINE stands for Serving Health Insurance Needs for Elders. [Read more…]