It now seems that the Florida legislature (i.e. the Florida House) is turning down the federal dollars that would greatly expand Medicaid in Florida. While I strongly disagree with turning away any money to expand medical coverage to Floridians, I do agree that their fear of expanding the Florida state budget is legitimate. The underlying problem (and point of complicity of the Florida legislature) is that the Florida Medicaid program is a mess.
The way that the system operates is cumbersome and expensive and often does not provide good care to the people that are covered. The Medically Needy Program (“Share of Cost”) is totally broken. These legislators that are turning down federal money have obviously never lacked access to healthcare.
You are currently not logged in
By logging in you can see the full story.