Obamacare

The Office of Governor Rick Scott

A congressional committee will hold a hearing on Gov. Rick Scott's showdown with the federal government over health-care funding, but that meeting could come too late to help close a potential $2.2 billion hole in the state budget.

Scott announced Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., will have the House Energy & Commerce Committee look into the governor's allegations that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is trying to illegally coerce the state into accepting Medicaid expansion.

Healthcare.gov

Today is the last day to sign up for health insurance under a limited tax-filing extension of the Affordable Care Act.

The special enrollment period was created for uninsured consumers who didn’t realize they’d be slapped with a fine if they didn’t have health coverage when they filed their taxes.

That fine is roughly $325 or 2 percent of a person’s income, whichever is higher.

Tony Penna with the nonprofit Enroll America says by signing up before midnight tonight, Florida residents can make that penalty go away.

The state's uninsured have a new chance to get covered this month.

Volunteers in Medicine

The number of uninsured Americans has fallen, but millions of working people around the country still do not have health coverage. 

Florida looks to lose more federal money set aside for Medicaid than any state that has opted out of expanding the health care program for the poor, says a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute.

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