Tag: Florida CHAIN
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Scott PowersOctober 27, 2016
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A new report released Thursday by Florida CHAIN contends the Affordable Care Act has helped increase the ranks of Florida children with health care coverage by 36 percent since 2013. The report, by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, declares the percentage of children nationally who have health insurance is now at 95.2 percent, an […]

Ryan RayOctober 19, 2015
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The House Democrats gathered Monday morning in the Capitol for their pre-Special Session planning period and media availability, where caucus leader Rep. Mark Pafford vowed that he and his 39-strong opposition party will not let up in applying pressure to Republican leaders who have overseen “catastrophic” dysfunction in Tallahassee. Pafford went on to diagnose the problem as a “lack […]

Jim RosicaOctober 15, 2015
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House Democratic Leader Mark Pafford has been named the new chief executive officer of Florida CHAIN (Community Health Action Information Network), a statewide advocacy organization for health care consumers. The hire was announced in a Thursday press release. He starts Nov. 1. Because of term limits, the 49-year-old Pafford is serving his last term as a state […]

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Gov. Rick Scott‘s announcement that he will sue the federal government for withholding Low Income Pool dollars caused a firestorm on Thursday, rounding out what has been topsy turvy health care week in Tallahassee. The announcement drew praise from conservatives such as Koch-brothers backed group Americans for Prosperity which issued a release saying, “the Obama […]

Daniel TilsonApril 1, 2014

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Overcoming epic rollout woes, constant conservative attacks, repeated Republican repeal attempts and nonstop negative media coverage, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has met and exceeded its benchmark goal of gaining 7 million enrollees by March 31.  The ironic icing on the cake for Florida progressives is that infamous “Obamacare” opponent Gov. Rick Scott must endure […]


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