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Consistent with our mission, here are some highlights of what we’re working on ~

Medicaid Expansion

There is no issue that is more important to furthering health justice in Florida than expanding Medicaid coverage under the ACA. Florida is one of only 17 states still refusing federal funding to cover low income uninsured adults.  As a result, we’re leaving about half a million Floridians with no path to affordable coverage and leaving over $ 5 billion /year of federal dollars (our tax dollars) in D.C. Among other things, we’re

  • Explaining how the annual Tallahassee debate over  hospital funding misses the point, i.e. Medicaid expansion is the only rationale policy for improving health outcomes, lowering health care costs, and supporting local economies that are currently having to pay for care of uninsured county residents who could be covered with mostly federal funding. Read more
  • Collaborating with current state partners in moving the advocacy forward and reaching out to new partners, including those working on global health justice. Read more

Medicaid Defense

Working with local, state and national partners in defending against the administration’s attacks on Medicaid, e.g.

  • Opposing the Administration's effort to undermine the current rule protecting access to health care services for Medicaid recipients. Read more
  • Opposing Governor Scott’s efforts to eliminate retroactive coverage—a critical benefit for aged and disabled Floridians helping to ensure they can get timely treatment and saving them and their families from financial stress and bankruptcy. Read more

Medicare Rights

Along with Center on Medicare Rights, we filed a lawsuit in the Southern District court of Florida defending the right of a low-income disabled Medicare beneficiary who has been denied coverage of a medically necessary medication. Read more

Immigrant Access to Health Care

Working with national, state and local advocates in outreach and education responding to the Trump Administration’s latest attack on immigrants through proposed changes to the “public charge" rule. Read more

Providing Needed Materials and Trainings

  • Advocate's Guide to the Florida Medicaid Program - a critical resource for advocates and consumers.
  • Advocate's Guide to Florida's Long Term Care Waiver - one of the most important and complex benefits in the Medicaid program (to be released later this month)
  • Partnering with Justice in Aging, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Florida Justice Technology Center and legal services partners, on elder health and economic justice issues for South Florida advocates and providers. Read More

Your support enables us to ensure access to health care for low-income and underserved Floridians.