Florida’s Medicaid Budget: Why Are Costs Going Up?

This issue brief examines Medicaid costs in Florida, exploring why costs have risen over the period of 2000-01 to 2004-05, how increases in Medicaid costs compare to increases in health care costs generally, and how Medicaid restructuring might impact these dynamics.


Joan Alker
Joan Alker is the Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families and a Research Professor at the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy