Rick Scott used to actually promote Medicaid expansion, until the more conservative legislative leadership shut it down. By channeling our voices like was just accomplished, we can put that topic back on the table. For all intents and purposes, the ACA, and Medicaid expansion, will remain the law of the land. There is an awfully big pot of money out there if Florida chose to pursue it, a pot which Floridians helped provide with their taxes.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Click here to download this PDF on closing the coverage gap for Floridians in 2016.
• 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]