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Tampa elected officials, advocates call for Medicaid expansion

Listen: Florida is one of only ten states that hasn’t expanded access to Medicaid. Tampa city leaders and activists gathered across from the Tampa General Hospital today to call for the expansion of coverage. Political...
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Medicaid enrollment in Florida plummets to below 4.8 million

Enrollment in Florida’s Medicaid program dipped slightly below 4.8 million in January, continuing months of decreases.
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Medicaid expansion could be on the 2026 ballot in Florida

Listen: There’s an effort going on now to place Medicaid expansion on the 2026 ballot in Florida. This comes as Florida is one of only ten states that haven’t expanded Medicaid. Jake Flaherty is the...
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State Senate passes bill funding healthcare access, but still no Medicaid expansion

Listen: A package expanding healthcare access and resources passed in the State Senate Thursday. However, Medicaid expansion is still a no-go. The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Colleen Burton, was passed unanimously in the full...

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The open enrollment period to obtain subsidized health insurance from the federal marketplace (Obamacare) closes on January 16. Free, unbiased health care navigators from Florida Covering Kids and Families (FCKF) are standing by to assist...
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Both the Senate President and House Speaker oppose expanding Medicaid in Florida

Florida House Speaker Paul Renner reiterated opposition to expanding eligibility for the Medicaid program.
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The Florida Senate president says healthcare access should be expanded but Medicaid should not

Kathleen Passidomo wants to focus on increasing the number of doctors, encouraging technological innovation and boosting medical screenings.
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Hearing set in Medicaid eligibility fight in Florida

A federal judge will hear a lawsuit alleging Florida has not provided adequate information before dropping people from the Medicaid program.
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Democrats propose Medicaid expansion in Florida for young adults

A bill calls for Florida to study expanding Medicaid to cover people ages 18 to 26 who might not otherwise be able to have health insurance.
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Panel looks at Medicaid enrollment in Florida after half a million people lose coverage

A Florida Senate committee will receive information about Medicaid “redeterminations” after enrollment dropped by more than 500,000 people.
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Health care is on the agenda of the Florida Legislature in 2024

Gov. Ron DeSantis is signaling support for joining Florida legislative leaders in addressing healthcare issues in the legislative session.
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Medicaid enrollment continues declining in Florida

Enrollment in Florida’s Medicaid program dropped again in August -- this time by more than 105,000 people.

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