Last week, as state budget cuts loomed, CIR physicians from Jackson Memorial Hospital lobbied at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Our members met with seventeen legislators to share stories and advocate for preserving funding at their hospital. While original Senate budget proposals had included drastic cuts to funding for hospitals like Jackson Memorial, the House recently finalized their own proposal—one with less than half the cuts forecast by the Senate. Thanks to our fantastic lobbying team who made a difference!
Check out the slideshow of their trip:
Your Uninsured Patients May be Eligible for Free or Lower-Cost Healthcare
Here are the dates you need to keep in mind!
November 15, 2014: Open Enrollment begins. Apply for, keep, or change your coverage.
December 15, 2014: Enroll by the 15th if you want new coverage that begins on January 1, 2015. If your plan is changing or you want to change plans, enroll by the 15th to avoid a lapse in coverage.
February 15, 2015: This is the last day you can apply for 2015 coverage before the end of Open Enrollment.
For more information, or to apply or change coverage, tell your patients to go to the following websites:
New Jersey: www.healthcare.gov
New Mexico: www.bewellnm.com
New York: www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov
Washington DC: www.dchealthlink.com
For more information on what’s next for the Affordable Care Act, go to cirseiu.org/healthreform