Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

A big crowd is expected to put in some miles and raise some money this Saturday during the annual Walk for Epilepsy. The event will support the local chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. The foundation sponsors fund raising walks all over the state, and the local event will be held this Saturday, May 19 at Community Maritime Park in Pensacola. Cecily Chundrlek, an advancement and development specialist with the local chapter of the foundation says the money raised locally helps fund some medical help for their clients.

Although votes to repeal and replace "Obamacare” have come and gone, the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land, and open enrollment begins on Wednesday, November 1. 

Once Donald Trump was elected president, Republicans in Congress realized their chance to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act had finally arrived. The repeal process has already started. And while there is no replacement in sight for the foreseeable future the ACA’s healthcare exchange is still up and running and enrolling record numbers for health insurance in 2017. 

Epilepsy Resource Center Pensacola

The Epilepsy Resource Center, based in Pensacola, is expanding its services to residents in the western Panhandle of Florida.

One in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in their life, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. The diagnosis is given when a person experiences two or more seizures, which cannot be attributed to another cause.

“Simply put, epilepsy is a misfire of neurons in the brain,” said Center Director Laverne Baker. “Epilepsy affects more people than Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, and cerebral palsy combined.”

healthcare.gov

It’s time to think about your health insurance again. Open enrollment for policies under the Affordable Care Act is now underway, and there are people ready to help you navigate your way through the system. 

"We're there to provide education, interpret the language of insurance, and then help consumers make a decision that best fits their financial needs and their health care needs."

Voters across Florida are deciding if it will become the 24th state, and the first in the Southeast, to have a comprehensive medical marijuana program.

In a nutshell, Amendment 2 would allow the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases, as determined by a licensed Florida doctor. The amendment was proposed by John Morgan, a trial attorney from Orlando.