This story comes from our partner, The News Service of Florida. More than two years after Florida lawmakers passed a controversial plan to transform the Medicaid system, it’s showtime. As of Thursday, about 9,300 central Florida residents who need long-term care — the vast majority of them seniors — will become the first participants in […]
This story comes from our partner, The News Service of Florida. TALLAHASSEE – The federal government gave final approval Friday to Florida’s long-debated proposal to overhaul the Medicaid system by requiring beneficiaries statewide to enroll in HMOs and other types of managed-care plans. The decision was not a surprise: Federal officials signaled earlier this year […]
Gov. Rick Scott visited Washington to press HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for approval on the Florida’s Medicaid managed care plans. Afterward, he offered few details about their discussion on another major issue — how, or if, the state will carry out key parts of the Affordable Care Act.
State leaders could move forward with a long-awaited overhaul of the Medicaid system and likely will decide how to carry out the federal health law, affecting the health care of millions of poor and uninsured Floridians.