Medicaid Matters for Florida

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Florida Voices for Health is a coalition of diverse community based organizations working to improve health care outcomes for all Floridians. We can only do that when people get informed, share their stories, and take action! 

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Resources for statewide coalition partners. 

Medicaid is a program initiated by the federal government in 1965 to provide health insurance for adults with low incomes, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. While this program was started by the federal government, individual states b...

July 26, 2020

July 30 is Medicaid’s birthday, and all Americans should celebrate. Medicaid now covers 2 in 5 children in Florida and 4 in 7 disabled Floridians needing nursing-home care. Medicaid is not perfect, but it is a huge help to millions of people, including 4 million Florid...

April 28, 2020

By: Aileen G., Bay County 

In 2013, I was unemployed and ended up hospitalized for appendicitis. I had difficulty accessing my medical benefits through the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA).  I’m a Veteran and should have had full health benefits when I got discharge...

April 28, 2020

By: Stephen C., Martin County

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1964, when I was one and a half years old. I’m 57 now.  When I was 12 years old, a nurse told me that I probably wouldn’t live to see 40 because of my diabetes. Imagine a nurse telling a New York City...

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