During the week of June 11th, Florida CHAIN published an Op-Ed and Editorial (Miami Herald
and Tampa Bay Times
), and was quoted in three articles (The Guardian
, and Tampa Bay Times
) focusing on: (1) the importance of ACA provisions for state residents (e.g., Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rebates, pre-existing condition standards, premium rate review program) and the state's refusal to implement these provisions and programs; (2) concerns regarding the Supreme Court's imminent ruling on the ACA; and (3) WellCare’s proposal to bid on the state’s new Medicaid managed care plan, which would require that all beneficiaries enroll in the Medicaid Medically Needy Program and pay monthly premiums.