February 27, 2015
By Ilana Kowarski
Florida’s requirements for Medicaid recipients are among the strictest in the nation.
The recent proposal, “A Healthy Florida Works,” to reform the state’s Medicaid, would entail accepting approximately $50 billion of federal funding over the course of the next decade to expand Medicaid to include individuals with annual incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level, which translates to $16,000 a year for an individual. It also has a provision that would allow Florida to undo Medicaid expansion if federal funding is revoked.
The plan will simultaneously expand access to health care and include mandates that require beneficiaries to take personal responsibility.
However, Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, has stated that he will most likely not support Medicaid expansion.
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