What Will Florida’s “Medicaid Choice” Waiver Proposal Mean For Children?

On October 19, 2005, Florida received approval for a Section 1115 Medicaid Choice proposal from the federal government, moving the Medicaid program to a premium-based system, among other things. This issue brief summarizes how these changes affect children as it is implemented, first in two counties and then across the state.

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.