Deadline Today: Nominate Health Leader for CHAIN's 2nd Annual Conference 
This September, Florida CHAIN will be hosting its second annual conference, Moving Forward Together: Advancing Health Care for Those Left Behind , in Orlando. Over 150 advocates, consumers, policy makers, and the general public will have the opportunity to learn about the most current health policy topics, and network with others stakeholders dedicated to improving the health of all Floridians. During the one-day conference, we will honor selected individuals and organizations from nominations submitted to Florida CHAIN.
Individuals can be recognized for their exemplary service in working to secure and improve access to health care and (or) providing optimal enrollment assistance in the following  areas: mental health, children’s health, immigrant health, women’s health, elder health, minority health/racial and ethnic health disparities, the disability community, low-income individuals and families, and other vulnerable populations.

Click here  to find out more about this year's awards categories, and submit a nomination by today at 5:00 p.m. ET for consideration.
CHAIN Welcomes Anne Swerlick as Policy Director
Florida CHAIN is excited to announce that Anne L. Swerlick has joined the team as Policy Director. Swerlick is a highly experienced attorney who has dedicated her career to promoting health care access for the most vulnerable Floridians, including children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. She was formerly employed as Executive Director and Deputy Director of Advocacy with Florida Legal Services, Managing Attorney with the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities (now known as Disability Rights Florida), and as Deputy Director and staff attorney with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. Swerlick received her B.A. from the University of Virginia, and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. She can be reached via email at
Lives On The Line: Website and Documentary Launch To #CloseTheFLGap
Florida CHAIN and its partners in the Florida Health Alliance launched a new website and documentary exposing the heartbreaking reality of living in Florida’s coverage gap.

These 600,000 Floridians earn too much to qualify for Medicaid coverage, but earn too little to qualify for subsidies through the ACA marketplace. The stories and documentary expose how the Florida legislature’s refusal to close the gap has too many hardworking Floridians with no options for comprehensive health coverage.

Visit to read stories and take action, and click the image below to watch the documentary on YouTube. You can also be a part of the conversation on social media using #CloseTheFLGap and join the campaign by texting 'FLGAP' to 864237 to receive updates.
You Can Still #GetCovered in 2016
Recently move? Got married? Have a baby? Left incarceration? Change jobs? Age off parents’ plan or lose college insurance? Change immigration status? These and other life changes can trigger a Special Enrollment Period in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Time to act is limited to 60 days of the triggering event.

Florida CHAIN currently provides in-person navigator services and conducting outreach in the following counties: Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, Hillsborough, Orange and Palm Beach. For more information or to schedule an appointment anywhere in the state, visit or call (877) 813-9115.
Health Care Fast Fact
In 2014, Tampa Bay area hospital costs for uncompensated care to all uninsured patients between 18 and 64 years old was more than $373 million.
CHAIN In The News
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