March 27, 2017

Florida Health Advocates Worry About Possible Medicaid Changes [WFSU]

WFSU’s Sara Mueller interviewed Anne Swerlick, health policy analyst at the Florida Policy Institute, along with several health care advocates, on Florida lawmakers’ push to make radical changes to the Medicaid program.

Mueller noted that, “Swerlick said she’s concerned that the state wants to eliminate retroactive Medicaid coverage that allows people who have a medical crisis get help with medical costs up to three months before they applied for Medicaid. She said removing it will force families into financial debt and insecurity.”

Swerlick also discussed Governor Rick Scott’s proposal to cut supplemental payments to public hospitals, noting, “Our current governor…has some issues with some of the safety net hospitals. He seems to have a preference for the for-profit hospital world.”


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