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January 16th, 2018
A recurring item targeted for the Florida Medicaid chopping block is “Retroactive Medicaid Eligibility.” Unfortunately, this technical “insurance-speak” term masks the overwhelming value of this benefit for thousands of Florida families and their loved ones facing sudden, unexpected illnesses and medical crises.
December 29th, 2017
The Florida Policy Institute has compiled county-level fact sheets that highlight the importance of Medicaid to local residents and key health care indicators that would likely worsen if counties are faced with capped Medicaid funding and cuts.
August 22nd, 2017
Putting Medicaid under a per capita cap or block grant system would hurt Florida’s budget and the residents who rely on it as a critical lifeline including people with disabilities and the elderly.
August 22nd, 2017
Putting Medicaid under a per capita cap or block grant system would hurt Florida’s budget and the residents who rely on it as a critical lifeline, including women.
August 22nd, 2017
Putting Medicaid under a per capita cap or block grant system would hurt Florida’s budget and the residents who rely on it as a critical lifeline, including children.
January 31st, 2017
The Governor has billed his 2017-18 budget recommendation as the “Fighting for Florida’s Future Budget”.  However, with its emphasis on more tax reductions and subsidies to profitable businesses, the proposal misses opportunities to make greater strategic investments in areas that will drive widespread economic growth. It also further reduces ongoing...
January 6th, 2017
Esubalew Dadi January 2017 Racial equity should be at the heart of public policy design, deliberation and decision-making in order to effectively address our nation’s pervasive wealth and opportunity gap. This gap applies above all to households of color, according to a new report from the Institute on Asset and...
December 13th, 2016
Repeal of the federal Affordable Care Act would almost double the number of Floridians without health care coverage. More than 2 million Floridians would lose their current coverage. Moreover, the repeal is projected to increase state demand for uncompensated care by $3.6 billion over the following seven years. Esubalew Dadi...
October 31st, 2016
The rate of uninsured children across the US saw the largest decline on record from 2013 to 2015, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF).1 In Florida, the number of uninsured children decreased by 161,000 children (almost 38 percent).
April 12th, 2016
Florida has restrictive Medicaid eligibility requirements as measured by the federal poverty level.
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