- Exchanges: The Florida State Legislature voted down legislation that would have begun the process of planning for a state-run exchange program. After the Supreme Court ruling, Governor Scott stated that Florida will not implement a health insurance exchange.
- Essential Health Benefits: The state legislature did not request or introduce any initiative addressing essential health benefits (EHB).
- Medicaid Expansion: Governor Scott announced in February that the state will participate in the Medicaid expansion.
- Medicare Advantage Enrollment: Florida currently has 1,318,378 seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage, or about 37% of all Medicare beneficiaries.
NEWS OF NOTE
» Associated Press – Study: Health overhaul to increase cost in Fla.
» Orlando Sentinel – Legislature Taking a Go-Slow Response to Obamacare Ruling
» Jacksonville Business Journal – Governor Scott: Florida Will Not Implement Two Parts of Health Care Law
» Statement from Governor Scott Regarding Obamacare Supreme Court Decision (press release)
» The Orlando Sentinel – Bondi Says Florida Can’t Afford New Health Care Law
» The Florida Independent – Feds Release State Health Exchange Guidelines as Florida Continues to Stall Implementation