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
The U.S. Senate is on a path to fundamentally restructuring Medicaid by capping and cutting funding. This will shift enormous costs to the state, and lawmakers are unlikely to make up the difference with state funds. The health of Florida seniors will be at risk. Read more...
Policy Brief
A recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities highlights how capped Medicaid funding puts at risk Florida’s home- and community-based services. These services are vital to keeping Floridians out of residential care institutions. 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...