By: Dylan Scott
The new administration is allowing states, such as Florida, to put restrictions on their Medicaid programs. Florida for instance is requiring most Medicaid recipients to pay $10 or $15 per month, depending on their income, and to prove that they are employed, searching for jobs or in job training, because Rep. Travis Cummings mentioned that Medicaid uses up 30% of their budget.
If the House clears the plan, it would head to the state Senate and to then Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. Joan Alker, a Medicaid expert at Georgetown University who follows Florida closely, told me that Scott would likely be amenable to the proposal, but the Senate is more of a question mark.
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