CLOSE THE FLORIDA COVERAGE GAP. EXPAND MEDICAID.
Documentary filmed, edited, and directed by Ryan K Morris, Ryan K Morris Photography.
WHY FLORIDA NEEDS TO CLOSE THE COVERAGE GAP
Florida’s uninsured rate at 12.9 percent, one of the worst rates in the country – An estimated 400,000 have no access to affordable health insurance.
At present in Florida, in order to be eligible for Medicaid insurance you have to be a parent and earn less than 30% of the Federal Poverty Level, approx $7,000 a year for a family of three.
Under the Affordable Care Act, states can expand their Medicaid insurance programs to cover everyone earning less than 138% of the Federal Poverty Level.
The expansion is paid for by Florida’s federal tax dollars that would be returned to the state.The federal share will never be less than 90% of the costs.
The Florida Policy Institute estimates that Florida would have saved $501,950,000 in 2018 alone.
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