WellFlorida News

FL ‘Navigator’ grants total $6.8M

Health News Florida
By Carol Gentry

The University of South Florida has been awarded by far the largest grant in the state to hire “navigators” who help uninsured people sign up for health insurance coverage through the federal Marketplace, the …

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Navigators available to help with Marketplace enrollment

North Florida School Days
September 2014

Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace opens on November 15, 2014 with coverage starting as early as January 1, 2015. If you are already enrolled in a plan through the Marketplace from the …

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Hamilton: Committee strategizes for a healthier community

Suwannee Democrat
By Joyce Marie Taylor

Members of the Strategic Health Planning Committee for Hamilton County met for a working lunch meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, with about 16 people from various agencies present, including Jeff Feller from Well Florida, …

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Area partners developing a less expensive way to share medical records

Gainesville Sun and Ocala Star Banner
By Christopher Curry

A community nonprofit group is trying to gain traction for an electronic patient information and records sharing system for small medical offices and providers.

The service, MyHealthStory, was a point of …

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Summit on HIPAA set for Thursday

The 2nd Annual Health Information Summit, intended for health care staff, administrators and physicians interested in getting the latest info on HIPAA, is set for Thursday morning at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St.

Lasting …

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Most insurers raising rates for policies purchased on ACA exchanges

Gainesville Sun and Ocala Star Banner
By Christopher Curry

Most insurance companies operating in Florida will raise rates next year for health plans purchased through the Affordable Care Act.

On Monday, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation announced that, according …

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Mark Lander gives Hamilton County health department update

Suwannee Democrat

Hamilton County Health Department Administrator Mark Lander offered a presentation to the Board of County Commissioners on a community health improvement plan at their meeting on Tuesday, July 16.

“Part of our Hamilton County steering committee for health …

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Federal appeals court rulings create uncertainty on health care law in Florida

Gainesville Sun
By Christopher Curry

Tuesday’s conflicting court decisions have cast a cloud of uncertainty over the future of President Barack Obama’s health care law in Florida and about $4.8 billion in subsidies the state’s low- and middle-income residents could …

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Health stats rank Putnam below average

Palatka Daily News
by Brandon D. Oliver

A state medical organization earlier this week released health and socioeconomic statistics comparing nearly 20 counties to state averages.

Putnam County was among Alachua, Bradford, Lake and 12 other counties that were in …

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County health profiles provide snapshot of region’s health status

WellFlorida News Release

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  (July 8, 2014) — Health data for each county in North Central Florida and the collective region has recently been published on WellFlorida Council’s website (

WellFlorida, the region’s health planning council, provides annual county …

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