healthcare http://wlrn.org en South Florida Health Center Receives $2 Million Grant Under the Affordable Care Act http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-health-center-receives-2-million-grant-under-affordable-care-act <p></p><p><a href="http://www.chisouthfl.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Community of Health of South Florida</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> received a $2 million grant to train primary physicians. The center is the first in the state to receive funding from the Health Resource and Services Administration. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thirteen medical residents started a training program this month to meet the needs of many patients newly insured under the Affordable Care Act.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:04:33 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 35499 at http://wlrn.org South Florida Health Center Receives $2 Million Grant Under the Affordable Care Act May 27, 2014: ProPublica Investigation Reveals Possible Medicare Fraud In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/may-27-2014-propublica-investigation-reveals-possible-medicare-fraud-florida <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 10:19:07 +0000 Marva Hinton 32981 at http://wlrn.org Why Florida's Immigrant Children Must Wait Five Years For Health Care http://wlrn.org/post/why-floridas-immigrant-children-must-wait-five-years-health-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Florida, children who were born outside the United States -- and live here lawfully -- have to wait five years to qualify for the subsidized health care program known as Florida </span>KidCare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, and Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, are sponsoring legislation to drop the five-year waiting period.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The law made its third trip to the legislature this year, and will get its first hearing in the Senate committee Tuesday.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:38:46 +0000 Julia Duba 29705 at http://wlrn.org Why Florida's Immigrant Children Must Wait Five Years For Health Care Bill Would Eliminate Health-Care Enrollment Waiting Period For Immigrant Children http://wlrn.org/post/bill-would-eliminate-health-care-enrollment-waiting-period-immigrant-children <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 107%;">Under Florida law, children who are born outside the United States and live here legally must wait five years to qualify for the subsidized health insurance known as Florida </span>Kidcare<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 107%;">.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:25:01 +0000 Julia Duba 28027 at http://wlrn.org Bill Would Eliminate Health-Care Enrollment Waiting Period For Immigrant Children Making Healthcare Reform Work for You http://wlrn.org/post/making-healthcare-reform-work-you <p></p><p>01/08/14 - Wednesday's&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/topicalcurrents/">Topical Currents</a></strong> is with patient advocate and author <a href="http://www.drmelissaclarke.com/"><strong>Dr. Melissa Clarke</strong></a>.&nbsp; She gives tips on how one can become more proactive in treatment of serious conditions. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">She’s written </span><a href="http://amzn.to/KvWqdh"><strong><em style="line-height: 1.5;">EXCUSE ME DOCTOR!&nbsp; I’ve Got What? &nbsp;</em></strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Studies show that patients who are more engaged in their healthcare have better outcomes than those who are passive – and may save money, as well.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of course, we’ll take your calls. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s </span><a href="https://twitter.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> . . . Wednesday at 1pm.</span></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 26147 at http://wlrn.org Making Healthcare Reform Work for You Just As The Website Starts To Struggle, Obamacare Sign-Up Deadline Gets Extended http://wlrn.org/post/just-website-starts-struggle-obamacare-sign-deadline-gets-extended <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Obama Administration took some of the pressure off health-insurance seekers on Monday, </span><a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304475004579276142967511928" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">extending the healthcare registration deadline</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for Jan. 1 coverage until Christmas Eve at midnight. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:38:55 +0000 Rick Stone 25562 at http://wlrn.org Just As The Website Starts To Struggle, Obamacare Sign-Up Deadline Gets Extended As Obamacare Deadline Looms, It's Clear Who In Florida Is Uninsured http://wlrn.org/post/obamacare-deadline-looms-its-clear-who-florida-uninsured <p><strong>UPDATE: 3 p.m., Dec. 23:</strong> The sign-up deadline for Obamacare, with health insurance effective Jan. 1, has been extended until Dec. 24. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">For Floridians living without health insurance&nbsp;</span>-- but eligible for Obamacare --<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;an important deadline is looming Monday, Dec.&nbsp;23.</span></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:53:19 +0000 Christine DiMattei 25533 at http://wlrn.org As Obamacare Deadline Looms, It's Clear Who In Florida Is Uninsured Artists Need Healthcare Too -- And This Is How They Learn To Get It http://wlrn.org/post/artists-need-healthcare-too-and-how-they-learn-get-it <p>While most artists were preparing for Art Week this month, Pamela Palma, a textile designer and fabric artist, attended an Affordable Care Act seminar.<br /><br />“You have to have a Master’s Degree in insurance lingo to understand how this works,” said Palma, 63, adding that the new healthcare act is just another quagmire we have to figure out.<br /> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:02:54 +0000 Lisbett Castillo 25341 at http://wlrn.org Artists Need Healthcare Too -- And This Is How They Learn To Get It MIAMI HERALD: Late Launch Of Spanish Healthcare Website Fuels Conservative Hispanic Campaign http://wlrn.org/post/miami-herald-late-launch-spanish-healthcare-website-fuels-conservative-hispanic-campaign <p style="margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif;">With two weeks left to purchase health insurance to be effective Jan. 1, the Dept. of Health and Human Services announced&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=61ae576a8aa967fe2f1b3d954625218c2bb44324b4cea6aad7ae72517584fc36" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(2, 83, 183);" target="_blank" title="soft launch">soft launch</a>&nbsp;of its Spanish-language enrollment option under the Affordable Care Act. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:54:15 +0000 Patricia Borns 24910 at http://wlrn.org MIAMI HERALD: Late Launch Of Spanish Healthcare Website Fuels Conservative Hispanic Campaign With Health Exchanges Poised To Open, PR Push Draws Scrutiny http://wlrn.org/post/health-exchanges-poised-open-pr-push-draws-scrutiny This weekend marks 100 days until people can begin signing up for new health insurance coverage under the federal health care law. It also marks another milestone: the launch of an enormous public relations effort to find people eligible for new coverage and urge them to sign up when the time comes.<p>But like everything else about the health law, even this seemingly innocuous effort has been touched by controversy.<p>Somewhere around 30 million Americans will be eligible to enroll in state health insurance exchanges beginning Oct. 1. But lots of those people don't know it. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:15:37 +0000 Julie Rovner 16191 at http://wlrn.org With Health Exchanges Poised To Open, PR Push Draws Scrutiny How Electronic Medical Records Might Breathe Life Into 'Neutral Spanish' http://wlrn.org/post/how-electronic-medical-records-might-breathe-life-neutral-spanish <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Florida’s diverse Hispanic community requires some extra attention when it comes to </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_health_record" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><u>electronic health records</u></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 15682 at http://wlrn.org How Electronic Medical Records Might Breathe Life Into 'Neutral Spanish' Hospital Gun Scare Taught Doctor About Need To Be Armed http://wlrn.org/post/hospital-gun-scare-taught-doctor-about-need-be-armed <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the mid </span>‘70s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, I had recently left the Army and started working as an emergency physician at a hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. It was a Wednesday, church night, and I was working the evening shift.</span></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Gerald Kratz 12140 at http://wlrn.org Hospital Gun Scare Taught Doctor About Need To Be Armed What These Eyes Have Seen: Reporter Reflects On Four Decades at Miami Herald http://wlrn.org/post/what-these-eyes-have-seen-reporter-reflects-four-decades-miami-herald <p></p><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><p></p><p></p><p></p></div><p></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">After nearly 43 years, John&nbsp;Dorschner&nbsp;has left The Miami Herald, and he will be sorely missed around here.</p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 17:26:39 +0000 Phil Latzman 10953 at http://wlrn.org What These Eyes Have Seen: Reporter Reflects On Four Decades at Miami Herald Florida One Step Closer To Providing Seniors With Long-Term Healthcare http://wlrn.org/post/florida-one-step-closer-providing-seniors-long-term-healthcare <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.421875px; text-align: justify;">In another step toward transforming Medicaid into a statewide managed-care system, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration said Tuesday it has chosen five health plans to provide coverage to seniors who need long-term care.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Jim Saunders 7835 at http://wlrn.org Florida One Step Closer To Providing Seniors With Long-Term Healthcare