When most people move into a managed community, they accept the fact that they will need to pay a fee each month for the homeowners association to take care of things like lawn care, leaf removal, rule enforcement and pool maintenance. The preference for this type of living situation is evident in the prominence of managed properties popping up around Florida and the rest of the country. Equifax.com reports that the number of HOA communities has risen from just under 50,000 in 1980 to over 300,000 in 2010. These neighborhoods also account for 80 percent of all new construction in the United States. With the high likelihood that Florida residents will live in a managed community at some point in their lives, it is important for them to realize that neglecting to pay their monthly fees can lead to serious consequences.
If you're a Florida resident who is currently enrolled in a health insurance plan with Humana, then you may have received a letter that eluded to the possible cessation of business between the insurance company and HCA hospitals this summer. The reason behind the letter is that the contract between Humana and HCA is scheduled to terminate soon, which is something that could have rippling consequences for thousands of policy holders across the state.
When the Obama Administration rolled out the Affordable Care Act, it was supposed to be the answer everyone was looking for when it came to offering affordable health care to thousands -- if not hundreds of thousands -- of Americans across the nation. One way this was to be done was by expanding Medicaid programs to provide low-cost health care to people below the poverty line.