Walmart selling health insurance after dropping health coverage

Walmart selling health insurance after dropping health coverage

Walmart is taking heavy fire from critics and employees after announcing they are dropping health coverage. In the same week, Walmart announced they are dropping health benefits for 30,000 of its employees, they also announced it will start selling health insurance policies to customers by teaming up with Directhealth.com. Only Medicare members will be able […]

Walmart dropping health benefits

Walmart dropping health benefits

Walmart is dropping health benefits at a time when sickness is at an all-time high. On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Walmart announced it is eliminating health benefits for about 30,000 employees to control its rising healthcare costs. Part-time employees who work less than 30 hours per week will no longer be eligible for benefits. Walmart […]

Florida Residents Still Can’t Afford Health Insurance

Florida Residents Still Can’t Afford Health Insurance

  Marion County, Florida — A new report for Florida shows that President Obama’s promise of affordable health insurance is anything but reality, and Marion County residents are feeling the effects as local businesses began cutting work hours in August of 2013. Last year Ocala Post reported on Medicaid expansion and how the Florida House […]

Statewide Medicaid Managed Care

Statewide Medicaid Managed Care

  Tallahassee, Florida — The Agency for Health Care Administration’s proposed regional implementation schedule for Managed Medical Assistance (MMA), part of Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program, was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Implementation for MMA will begin May 1—on the heels of the Long-term Care program rollout, which will […]

Swine Flu Cases For 2014

Swine Flu Cases For 2014

  Brevard County, Florida — Health officials in Brevard county have confirmed several serious cases of H1N1 (Swine Flu) in the county. Health officials are urging residents to get a flu shot. A recent spike in cases has them concerned a possible outbreak of the Swine Flu could be on the horizon. Health officials do […]

Family health history could save your life

Family health history could save your life

  Family health history connects people to their past and their future. Knowing one’s family health history is a key part of reducing future health risks. As Benjamin Franklin once said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Why is family health history important? According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Obamacare And Healthcare.gov Putting Americans At Risk

Obamacare And Healthcare.gov Putting Americans At Risk

  Washington — America sat back and watched as ‘Obamacare’ launched then quickly burst into flames as the website that the government spent millions to build, failed. What Americans may not know is what lurks in the background of Healthcare.gov. Reports show that millions of unknowing Americans are being set up for identity theft. Investigations […]

Sheriff Chris Blair Boosts Office Morale Before The Holidays

Sheriff Chris Blair Boosts Office Morale Before The Holidays

  Ocala, Florida — Since Sheriff Chris Blair was elected as Sheriff in 2012, Blair and the Sheriff’s Office have been under constant attack. The most recent attack on the Sheriff’s Office is scrutiny for the disbursement of Longevity Pay that was due to staff. Longevity pay is nothing new with the Sheriff’s Office, it […]

Snap No Longer, Decrease In Food Stamps & ‘Obamacare’

Snap No Longer, Decrease In Food Stamps & ‘Obamacare’

Food Stamp [EBT] recipient benefits will decrease on November 1,2013. Food Assistant benefits will decrease due to the ending of SNAP increases from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (also known as the Stimulus Plan). Although federal funds have been cut, there will still be programs funded for illegal immigrants or as DCF […]

Obamacare facts & what it means for you; creast cancer, the young, the elderly

Obamacare facts & what it means for you; creast cancer, the young, the elderly

  In light of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are some facts that should be considered in regards to Obamacare. During a press conference, Obama made reference that “The Affordable Healthcare Act could save the lives of cancer patients.” After careful evaluation of the Affordable Healthcare Act schedules, a person could reasonably conclude […]

Florida Has Hit All Time High In Poverty

Florida Has Hit All Time High In Poverty

  Despite multiple reports from analysts claiming the economy in Florida is increasing, Florida International University economists disagree. The new report released by Florida International University economists showed that Florida’s economy has been steadily declining since 2000. The report showed Florida’s median income is much lower and has fallen much faster than the median income […]

Obamacare Affecting Marion County Residents

Obamacare Affecting Marion County Residents

    Marion County, Florida — Over a third of House Republicans instructed their leader Thursday to evoke a government shutdown rather than fund the health care overhaul they call “Obamacare.” A letter from 80 Republicans asked Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to resist any spending bills that would accommodate the new health care law, which […]