FPI Staff
June 24, 2019

Potential Budget Savings and Revenue Gains from Medicaid Expansion in Florida

This post was last updated on September 29, 2021. As new policies are announced, FPI will update this page.

As Florida’s response to COVID-19 takes front and center, concern grows for low-income families who struggle to take precautions against the spread of the virus. Although Congress has passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to address, at least in part,  the public health crisis and economic fallout from COVID-19, many barriers continue to keep struggling families from accessing the assistance they need during the pandemic. As Florida initiates policies implementing the Act and addressing other barriers to the safety net, FPI will update this form. When available, hyperlinks are provided to agency documents or statements that provide greater detail  about the new policy.

On March 22, 2020, FPI and 44 other organizations sent a letter to Governor DeSantis, leadership in the Legislature and agency heads to urge action on 47 specific policy changes to reduce unnecessary barriers for Florida’s safety net programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. See the letter here.

Florida Policy Institute estimates that by expanding Medicaid, Florida could see total net savings of $198,995,000 for FY 2022-23.

Expanding Medicaid would:

  • Significantly reduce the number of uninsured Floridians.
  • Reduce state costs for uncompensated health care.
  • Result in significant budget savings and increased state revenues.
  • Free up state general revenue funds for other priorities.

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