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There’s good news and bad news for Florida in the federal government’s recent decision to approve more dollars for Florida’s uncompensated care pool, known as the Low Income Pool or LIP. Gov. Rick Scott is to be commended for utilizing his relationship with the administration in Washington to bring this funding to Florida. But while the additional dollars for the pool will help, they do nothing to move the needle on Florida’s access to health coverage. In other words, LIP dollars won’t insure a single Floridian. Read more...
Federal efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have, so far, been unsuccessful. However, it is important to examine the implications of what has been at the core of multiple bills pushed by leadership in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives —namely, the cutting and capping of Medicaid — as similar language is likely to emerge in future iterations of health care bills. Read more...
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It’s time to sound the alarm for the Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP), according to a new blog by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Congress must act by the end of this month to renew federal funding and keep the program alive. Read more...
Policy Brief
The economic prosperity engine continues to speed forward, but millions of Americans remain on the sidelines. That is the conclusion of a new scorecard, which analyzes the financial well-being of the nation’s households. The scorecard also provides pragmatic policy solutions that states can consider to open the doors to economic prosperity for everyone. Read more...