Health Care

Access to affordable and timely healthcare can prevent disease and lead to healthier kids and families, and lower expenses in emergency care and chronic disease treatment. In a state like Florida with a growing population of both young and old, healthcare is one of the backbones of Florida’s economy. A healthy work force is a key point of attraction for investors and ensuring a sustainable development in the state.
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Policy Brief
Year after year, the Florida legislative debate rages on: how to best use Medicaid dollars to reimburse hospitals serving Medicaid recipients. This is an arcane subject built on historical funding formulas largely undecipherable by the public. Read more...
A new Florida Policy Institute (FPI) report projects net state budget savings of a half billion dollars if Florida expands its Medicaid program. Under the Affordable Care Act, the state can tap into billions of new federal Medicaid dollars if it opts to cover more than 500,000 low-income uninsured Floridians. Read more...
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January 22, 2016 Medicaid expansion would make health coverage available to 873,000 low-and-middle income Floridians who are currently uninsured and underinsured, while bringing fiscal benefits to the state. If Florida accepts Medicaid expansion, the state’s share of Medicaid spending would go down, increasing savings, and the expansion would serve as a source of revenue. Read more...
Fact Sheet
Nearly 2 out of every ten people in Florida benefit from Medicaid, as do four out of every five poor kids. Read more...