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  • 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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By telling us your story, you help speak for people who may be facing issues just like yours. You have the opportunity to help change the future for millions of Floridians.

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Submit your story using the form below. After you submit your story, a member of our staff may contact you to learn more about your situation and to ensure that Florida Voices for Health understands your story in detail.

Florida Voices for Health will match participants with opportunities to share their stories publicly. Opportunities may include: requests from the media, policymakers, and advocates; use in our online efforts; and use in our policy briefs.

We will always ask your permission before we release any contact information or highlight your story, and you can always opt out of any opportunity.

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