In November 2013, the Foundation invited a group of journalists with a strong focus on health policy and state health reform to participate in a week-long fellowship program focused on how the Affordable Care Act is shaping Florida’s health care environment. The site visits in Miami gave journalists the opportunity to hear from a variety of experts and stakeholders, including former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala, hospital leaders, insurance executives, community health leaders, and ACA certified application counselors. The program covered a range of issues including the State’s decision not to expand Medicaid, efforts to enroll Florida residents in the health insurance marketplace, providing care for Florida’s ethnically diverse and aging population, and the statewide rollout of Medicaid managed care.
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured published a fact sheet that summarizes Florida’s Health Care Landscape. The Foundation also has a State Health Insurance Marketplace Profile on Florida, which is continually updated to reflect the latest information on the state’s health insurance marketplace implementation.
Patricia Borns, consumer healthcare reporter, The Miami Herald
Sarah Boseley, health editor, The Guardian (London)
Jonathan Cohn, senior editor, The New Republic
Daniel Chang, healthcare reporter, The Miami Herald
Amy Driscoll, editor for healthcare, environment, The Miami Herald
Marissa Evans, web reporter, Kaiser Health News, Washington, D.C.
Phil Galewitz, correspondent, Kaiser Health News, Washington, D.C.
Carol Gentry, editor, Health News Florida/WUSF Public Media, Tampa, FL
Gisele Grayson, health policy senior producer, science desk, NPR
Marni Jameson, health reporter, The Orlando Sentinel
Anna Maria Barry Jester, editorial producer, Univision, Miami
Sammy Mack, reporter, WLRN Miami
Jason Millman, health reporter, Politico
Carolina Salazar, reporter, El Sentinel, Orlando
Stacey Singer, health reporter, The Palm Beach Post (+Rick Christie, editor, Thursday 21)
Mary Shedden, health reporter, The Tampa Tribune
Skyler Swisher, health reporter, News Journal, Daytona Beach