After a long legal battle, a federal judge found various problems in Florida’s Medicaid program and how it provided health care to kids in the state.
Florida families looking to see if they are eligible for Medicaid will have to put their plans on hold. The website that determines eligibility will be down for repairs starting Friday.
Pointing to a new managed-care system and changes stemming from the Affordable Care Act, attorneys for the state are asking a federal judge to dig back into whether Florida properly provides care to children in the Medicaid program.
Florida’s Medicaid managed care program has been renewed for three more years.
In a move to privatize the Medicaid program, at least three million recipients are transitioning to managed care.
As many other Republican-led states grudgingly begin to implement forms of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, the prospects for expansion in Florida is looking increasingly grim.
The state of Florida was turned away by the United States Supreme Court almost completely Thursday morning in the state’s challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
Florida Medical Association officials voted in a closed door session last weekend to take a position in opposition to the state’s proposed Medicaid overhaul.