Policy Briefs
April 27th, 2017
The Florida House passed House Bill (HB) 7117, which would require able-bodied adult Medicaid recipients to work or look for work. Such requirements would put thousands of Florida families at risk of losing Medicaid coverage. Anne Swerlick April 2017 Most adult, non-disabled Medicaid beneficiaries work or live in working families.[1] ...
April 21st, 2017
At a critical time in the Florida budget deliberations, Governor Scott and the Trump Administration jointly announced that Florida will receive additional federal dollars to continue LIP. This pool provides supplemental funding for charity health care providers, mainly hospitals. It was scheduled to end on June 30, 2017.
April 20th, 2017
House Leadership may try again after the April recess to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) or use other legislative vehicles to enact its damaging health policy changes. On March 24, the AHCA was pulled from the House floor because it lacked enough votes to pass.
April 14th, 2017
Although the governor and Legislature claim that their respective state budget proposals increase funding, after adjusting for inflation and population growth, Florida would see a decrease in funding from the current Fiscal Year 2016-17.
April 4th, 2017
While lawmakers are busy working on Florida’s state budget, the Office of Economic and Demographic Research released the 2017 Florida Tax Handbook, which reports on state spending on all Florida's tax breaks for the Fiscal Year 2016-17.
March 21st, 2017
There are 24 million people who would lose affordable quality health care coverage by 2026 under the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA). The AHCA would also cut $880 billion in federal Medicaid funding over the next 10 years – funding that is vital to the 4 million Floridians who...
March 8th, 2017
The U.S. House proposal radically restructures and cuts federal funding for the Medicaid program. Florida would bear the brunt of one of the biggest costs shifts from the federal government to the state at the same time that expenditures are projected to exceed incoming revenue. And the health of already...
March 2nd, 2017
The proposal rehashes old anti-Affordable Care Act (ACA) talking points and promotes failed models that will be of no help to financially strapped Florida families who need health care coverage. The stakes are high. If this proposal is implemented, 2.2 million Floridians will lose coverage. Anne Swerlick March 2017 Congressional...