Medicaid Expansion

Florida CHAIN responds to Governor Rick Scott’s Letter to Congress re. #ACA repeal.

  FLORIDA CHAIN’S RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT’S JANUARY 6, 2017, LETTER TO THE U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER   For Immediate Release January 12, 2017   For the average Florida Health Care consumer who is not intimately familiar with the workings of the US health care delivery system, Governor Rick Scott’s letter late last week […]

Opportunity Report: Health Coverage Plan Offers Better Health and Economic Outcomes for Miami-Dade County

Despite the gains made in the years since the passage of the A ordable Care Act, Miami- Dade County continues to rank near the bottom, statewide, across several major indicators of health. e snapshot captured in the 2016 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report point to growing public health concerns across South Florida. Meanwhile, absent […]

CHAIN Presents to Seniors on Florida Health Landscape

Dr. Laura Brennaman, Florida CHAIN’s Policy and Research Director, presented to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center regarding the 2016 legislative session and the landscape of Florida health care. Dr. Brennaman discussed issues including the Medicaid coverage gap, balance billing, and, among others, the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, Dr. Brennaman weighed in on legislative efforts in the […]

Miami Herald: State Could Help More Sick, Poor, But Won’t

By The Miami Herald Editorial Board Miami-Dade County, in many respects, is a great place to live, but a new report reveals that for the poor and sick, it continues to be a harsh place where they can barely survive. On Wednesday, the Florida Community Health Action Information Network, will unveil its latest findings — and […]

Fact Sheet: Close The Coverage Gap 2016

Click here to download this PDF on closing the coverage gap for Floridians in 2016.

On the Issues: Mental Health and Medicaid Expansion

• Every dollar that Florida would invest to increase the eligibility for Medicaid Medical Assistance would return $13.41 in matched and enhanced federal funds1. • Health insurance coverage is crucial for individuals who have mental illnesses to access consistent, quality mental health services that promote recovery. • Access to behavioral health treatment — services and […]

Op-Ed: Legislature Must Tackle Health Care This Session

By Kim Williams Imagine you own a restaurant and are forced to charge your customers less than what it costs to make their meals. Now, imagine that you must serve every single patron who walks through your doors, including those who are unable to cover the cost of their food. That is a difficult, and even […]

Poll: Over 60 Percent of Floridians Support Medicaid Expansion

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA — More than six out of 10 Florida voters support Florida policy makers expanding Medicaid to provide health care coverage for uninsured Floridians, according to a Public Policy Polling (PPP) statewide poll. In a survey of 814 voters (conducted September 11-13, 2015), 63 percent of respondents supported accepting billions of dollars in […]

Op-Ed: Health Care Plan Saves Money, Lives

By Dr. Lawrence P. Floriani The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine examined the effects of Medicaid vs. no insurance on a Medicaid-eligible population and found that those with no insurance had a 6 percent higher early mortality rate than those with Medicaid. In Florida, that means at least three and possibly more premature deaths occur every […]

CHAIN’s Brennaman: Expanding Medicaid Could Help Florida’s Finances

Florida will have more federal money to reimburse health care providers for care they provide uninsured patients if the state accepts federal funding for Medicaid expansion, says Florida CHAIN’s Policy & Research Director Laura Brennaman, PhD, RN. Dr. Brennaman told WMNF’s Sean Kinane that the federal government’s 60-day extension to spend about $166 million to fund […]