July 14, 2023

Florida leads nation for number of patients dropped from Medicaid

Fadia Patterson reports:

"According to the Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added], Florida leads the nation for the number of patients that have lost Medicaid coverage.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people enrolled in Medicaid in Florida reached a record-breaking 5 million.

The Department of Children and Families reported that the recent increase in Medicaid enrollment was because of a government-mandated halt of re-determinations, which aimed to provide health care coverage to all individuals.

Following the end of the pandemic, eligibility screenings have resumed, and it has been projected by the state that approximately one million Floridians are no longer eligible."

Read more and watch the full report at spectrumlocalnews.com.

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