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Last minute glitches don't seem to be deterring Obamacare enrollment listen

03/31/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, healthcare, Navigators, Medicaid, kathy castor


Despite some more glitches on, turnout is high in Tampa on the final day to enroll in Obamacare. More than 30 people were already waiting in line by 10:30 a.m. Monday at Al Lopez Park to get help enrolling in private health insurance under the federal healthcare law. Most of those people, like Myrta Mayor, are hoping that their last minute enrollment can save them some money on coverage that is now required.

“The one that they’re offering at my job is very expensive - $753 ...

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States with their own health insurance exchanges may be better off listen

10/31/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: healthcare,, Affordable Care Act, Kathleen Sebelius, Jodi Ray, Navigators, Obamacare


Healthcare exchanges in states that established their own marketplaces seem to be holding up better than those states that chose to use the federally facilitated website that has been marred by problems since it opened one month ago. Nearly 200,000 New York residents have completed applications on the state’s exchange website.

Ron Pollack is the executive director of the group Families USA. During a conference call Thursday, he claimed states that have not es...

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"Political Science" and Syria

09/04/13 Warren Elly with Vic DiMao
Last Call Wednesday
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Today on the Last Call host Warren Elly discusses Syria. A Pew Research Poll just out says that by a 48% to 29% margin Americans oppose airstrikes against Syria over use of chemical weapons by the Assad government. 74% say airstrikes will create a backlash against the US and 61% think it would lead to a long term US military Commitment to Syria.

The show also explores state politics with guest Vic DiMaio. DiMaio helped run 21 Election campaigns in the last 12 years. In 1978 he was camp...

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