CLOSE THE FLORIDA COVERAGE GAP. EXPAND MEDICAID.
Over 600,000 Floridians have no access to affordable health insurance. They earn too much to qualify for Medicaid and too little to qualify for Marketplace tax credits.
In Florida, to be eligible for Medicaid the most a family of 3 can earn and still qualify is about $7,000 a year (30% of Federal Poverty Level). Adults with no children aren't eligible at all.
Under the Affordable Care Act, states can expand their Medicaid 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.
Florida would see net state budget savings of roughly $200 million in Fiscal Year 2022-23 by expanding the Medicaid program, according to the latest report by the Florida Policy Institute (FPI).
Florida lawmakers continue to reject Medicaid expansion.
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