MEDICAID EXPANSION FOR FLORIDA
1. Learn More
An estimated 400,000 have no access to affordable health insurance.
In Florida, to be eligible for Medicaid the most a family of 3 can earn and still qualify is about $8,000 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.
The Florida Policy Institute estimates that Florida's budget would have saved $501,950,000 in 2018 alone if we expanded Medicaid.
Right now, it’s more important than ever to come forward and share your health care stories with lawmakers and the media.
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.
3. Take Action
Since 2014, Florida's state legislature in Tallahassee has refused to consider Medicaid expansion.
Floridians must begin to speak out and urge our lawmakers to support Medicaid expansion during the 2020 legislative session (Jan 14-March 13, 2020).
You can make a difference: