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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Recent proposals to impose work and premium requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries pose a significant threat to health coverage for the most vulnerable Floridians. They would also add new costs and uncompensated care burdens for state and local governments, safety net providers and privately insured residents. Read more...
Press Release
The Florida Policy Institute (FPI) today called on Florida’s U.S Senate delegation to reject the Cassidy-Graham legislation, a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A new report from the Washington D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) shows that Florida would lose nearly $9.7 billion in federal funding by 2026 under the bill. The legislation is authored by Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham, who have reportedly been in talks with the Administration to push their proposal. 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...