January 21, 2023

Thousands of Floridians could lose Medicaid coverage soon. What should you be doing now? [The Miami Herald]

Michelle Marchante writes:

"Are you at risk of losing your Medicaid coverage?

Almost a million Floridians are slated to lose their Medicaid coverage starting in April once the federal COVID-19 emergency comes to an end. Florida is one of 11 states that did not expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act, which means tens of thousands of Florida families are expected to fall into the Medicaid access gap.


'Florida’s Medicaid program covers children aged 5 and younger in households that make $33,408 or less and older children whose parents make up to $31,795. But there is no coverage for parents who earn more than $7,000 per year and adults with no children are ineligible no matter how little they earn. Only four states in the nation have stricter Medicaid eligibility,' the Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added] told the Herald/Times."

Read more at: www.miamiherald.com

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