Understanding Florida Medicaid Today And the Impact of Federal Health Care Reform

Sound information on Florida’s Medicaid program is especially timely because of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will move more low-income people into Medicaid by expanding eligibility levels in 2014. The highly politicized nature of the debate about Medicaid and health reform has lead to some exaggerated state estimates of Florida’s cost for the expansion. In this policy brief, Georgetown researchers provide a more reasonable set of estimates of the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Florida’s Medicaid program.

For more information on the Health Policy Institute’s project assessing Florida’ Medicaid Reform go to: http://hpi.georgetown.edu/floridamedicaid/.

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