Lawmakers in Tallahassee are proposing more drastic cuts to the Medicaid program, which provides access to health care for sick children, pregnant women, the elderly and the disabled.
Cuts Won't Heal is an effort to highlight the true cost of cutting this important program – leaving Florida’s most vulnerable without access to critical health care services.
After years of drastic cuts, Florida’s Medicaid program is among the lowest funded in the nation. Patients are already feeling the effects of years of cuts to this vital program. Impacts include reductions in access to services, longer emergency room waits and increased uncompensated care, which raises health insurance premiums for all Florida families and businesses.
Join patients and their families, caregivers and health care professionals from across the state and tell lawmakers to protect Medicaid funding for the care of sick children, pregnant women, the elderly and the disabled.
If we don't act now, these cuts will go into effect this summer.
in overall Medicaid spending for children, pregnant women, low-income families, the elderly and disabled
in Medicaid spending for children
in Medicaid spending for the aged (age 65 and older)
in Medicaid spending for disabled (under age 65 who are reported as eligible due to a disability)
in the number of uninsured children
* There are nearly 378,000 children without health insurance in the state of Florida
in population growth both in total growth and growth in those age 65 and older.
in the total number of uninsured residents
Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides access to critical health care services for children, pregnant women, low-income families, the elderly and disabled. In Florida, nearly 60 percent of Medicaid recipients are children.