News & Public Affairs12/15/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
According to a new report, Florida could receive $1.8 billion in new Medicaid funds from the federal government if the economic stimulus bill is approved by Congress early next year.
The health care advocacy group Families USA predicts such an increase will bring 34,000 new jobs to the state.
Ron Pollack is the executive director of Families USA. He listed the average breakdown between Washington and the states when it comes to Medicaid funding, and how the new legislation will bring m...Be the first to comment
12/08/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Last week Jeb Bush shook up the political world with news he is thinking about running for the U.S. Senate seat Republican Mel Martinez will vacant in 2010.
If Bush runs, his record may get a closer vetting than when he left office two years ago with high approval ratings.
One policy that might be examined is Medicaid reform. In 2005, Bush signed legislation aimed at reforming Medicaid, the health insurance program for more than two million low-income families and individuals. Origin...Be the first to comment
11/30/07 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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People who are medically eligible to obtain the government health insurance Medicaid might not receive it if they earn too much money to qualify for the need-based program.
A coalition of advocacy, government, and business groups are working to craft legislation that would allow Floridians with disabilities to work but still be able to opt-in to Medicaid insurance.
This morning at the public library in downtown Tampa, about 40 stakeholders learned about the proposed program, called Work...Be the first to comment