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Health advocacy groups want feds to implement parts of the healthcare law in Florida listen

11/29/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida has until December 14 to show they will be ready to implement federally mandated changes to health insurance by January, 2014. During a conference call today advocates said the state won’t have time to create efficient health insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

The exchanges will be a competitive market place where patients can shop around for health insurance. The process has been likened to travel planning websites like Travelocity that give consumers a go...

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Two Local Doctors Discuss Obamacare

10/08/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, Welcome to the Last Call. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of today’s program we’ll talk about the Affordable Care Act with two local doctors and we’ll take your phone calls. Our guests are both with Doctor’s For America -- a national movement of physicians and medical students working together to improve the health of the nation and to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, high quality health care."

Our guests are: Dr. Mona V. Mangat is an allergist and...

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The Tampa Bay Times Polls Likely Voters on Obama, Romney, Nelson, Scott, Health Care and Immigration

07/16/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF….In the past few days the Tampa Bay Times has published a series of stories based on a recent poll…..

The telephone survey of 800 registered Florida voters — all likely to vote in the November general election — was conducted July 9-11 for the Tampa Bay Times, Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Bay News 9 and Central Florida News 13. The poll was condu...

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Explaining the Affordable Care Act: Separating Fact from Fiction

07/02/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we're going to discuss the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Health Care Act. But first three listener comments about last Friday's program.

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Over the weekend Governor Rick Scott said the state of Florida will not expand Medicare or create an insurance exchange- both provisions are part of the ACA or so called Obamacare. Scott is part of a conservative movement that is trying to halt health care reform....

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Supreme Court upholds Constitutionality of individual mandate in federal health care law listen

06/28/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Supreme Court of the United States found the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate to be Constitutional if there are tax penalties, but not if it’s interpreted as a fee through the Commerce Clause.

The Supreme Court also said the law’s expansion of Medicaid could proceed as long as the federal government does not withhold the entire Medicaid allotment to states if they refuse to participate in the expansion.

Florida Republicans are upset at the ruling. Governor Rick Scott called ...

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Margaret Flowers talks about the Affordable Care Act Supreme Court decision

06/28/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Dr. Margaret Flowers with the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) talks about the 5-4 Supreme Court Decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Flowers, being a strong advocate for a single payer system or Medicare for all, gave the reasons she felt it was not a good decision to give the best affordable care to people. She also expressed her intentions to continue to fight for single payer or medicare for all.

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Dr. Carol Paris talks about the Affordable Care Act and its effects on her practice

06/28/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Dr. Carol Paris, a member of the Physicians for a National Health Program and a practicing physician, talks of the difficulties to her of practicing medicine under the present medical systems. She discusses the difficulty of limiting the time she can afford to spend with patients and the difficulties her patients are having with job and benefit losses. Paris has decided she can no longer give the standard of care she thinks appropriate for her patients and so she is closing her practice in M...

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