The Florida Legislature will soon set priorities for the most tax revenue in state history. And yet, some lawmakers are proposing drastic cuts to the Medicaid program, which provides access to vital health care services for sick children, pregnant women, the elderly and disabled.
Some 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.
Florida’s Medicaid program is already among the lowest funded program’s in the nation. The effects of cuts will be felt by all patients who receive hospital care in Florida. This includes, 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 with 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 disabled.
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.