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The Supreme Court decision allows states to choose whether or not to expand health care coverage through Medicaid. If all states approve expansion, more than 15 million uninsured adults will become newly eligible for health insurance.
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REASONS TO SUPPORT MEDICAID EXPANSION  
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http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 21 Perspectives: End The ‘War On Medicaid’; Keep Eyes On Medicaid In Congressional Health Debate Opinion writers examine Medicaid's role in the current effort to replace the health law as well as ideas about controlling the program's costs, ethical issues related to spending down assets to qualify for it and other provocative topics. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 21 Seema Verma’s ‘Street Credibility’ Helps As She Lobbies Senate For Obamacare Replacement Verma is the new head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a close ally of Vice President Mike Pence after helping him revamp Indiana's Medicaid program. She is frequently on Capitol Hill to meet with wavering lawmakers. News outlets also look at Medicaid provisions in the Senate le... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 21 GOP Floats Proposal to Ease Medicaid Cuts Senate Republicans, scrambling to win support for their health-care bill, pushed a measure Thursday that they said could ease the impact of the bill’s Medicaid cuts on low-income people. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 21 GOP Floats Proposal to Ease Medicaid Cuts Senate Republicans, scrambling to win support for their health-care bill, pushed a measure Thursday that they said could ease the impact of the bill’s Medicaid cuts on low-income people. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 20 GOP Floats Proposal to Ease Medicaid Cuts Senate Republicans, scrambling to win support for their health-care bill, pushed a measure Thursday that they said could ease the impact of the bill’s Medicaid cuts on low-income people. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 20 GOP Floats Proposal to Ease Medicaid Cuts Senate Republicans, scrambling to win support for their health-care bill, pushed a measure Thursday that they said could ease the impact of the bill’s Medicaid cuts on low-income people. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 20 Administration Working On New Medicaid Plan To Win Support Of Senate Moderates Officials are working up a plan that would offer states even more flexibility for running the program and as much as $200 billion more in funding as part of the bill to replace the federal health law. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 20 Budget Plan That Lays Groundwork For Tax Reform Includes Deep Safety-Net Cuts The House Budget Committee voted for a plan that would slash $5.4 trillion over the coming decade, including almost $500 billion from Medicare and $1.5 trillion from Medicaid. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 19 Collapse Of Health Plan Sends One Clear Message: Don’t Touch Medicaid Medicaid became a sticking point in negotiations and shows just how hard it is to roll back entitlement programs in America. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jul, 18 The 3 Republican Women Who Doomed a Senate Repeal of the Health Law Senators Shelley Moore Capito, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins shared objections to Medicaid cuts, but also had concerns specific to their states. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org
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Download Florida’s factsheets outlining how the Medicaid expansion impacts these areas on the state level:

  1. Economy
  2. Health Benefits
  3. Individuals
  4. Benefit to Your State
 

State Facts

  1. Florida will save $1.25 billion a year on uncompensated care.
  2. The estimated cost savings for Florida to expand health care coverage to newly eligible individuals through Medicaid is $5.36 billion.
  3. 1,295,000 individuals are eligible for Medicaid benefits if Florida chooses to participate in expansion.