Florida Medicaid Reform
In Florida nearly two million residents receive Medicaid assistance
for their health care needs. The Medicaid program assists the
disabled, elderly, children, and women who are pregnant with
their health insurance costs. Not only does it help those in
need, it boosts Florida’s economy with six million dollars
in employee wages for hundred of thousands of jobs. This program
is beneficial for both the recipients and the government because
of the values at the core of the program.
The public is always involved. Because it affects the taxpayers,
they should have a say in any reform that is proposed. The Medicaid
program is for the people so it should be reviewed by the people
to make sure it is as fair as possible. Another core principal
of the Florida Medicaid plan is that anyone who needs coverage
receives it. As long as you qualify under the stipulations of
the program, you will receive Medicaid coverage.
More importantly when you receive coverage, you should have
access to quality care. Medicaid works with doctors and hospitals
across the state to provide a solid network of caregivers who
accept the Medicaid insurance plan. For they operate based upon
the belief that what is the point of providing coverage when
the care the participants would receive is less than adequate?
Medicaid prides itself on providing value-added benefits to
its members. But recent reform proposals have threatened to
cut into the quality of benefits and coverage. Florida Medicaid
is dedicated to fighting for the rights of our insured against
cuts to care and coverage. Although we fight for the rights
of those we insure, there are many more Florida residents who
do not have coverage or their coverage is less than adequate.
Medicaid believes that these numbers should continue to decrease
not increase and have established programs to ensure that steps
are taken for that outcome.
With all of the proposed reform to Florida’s Medicaid
program, one thing remains clear – Florida Medicaid is
dedicated to its core principals of care for those in need.
When reform is on the horizon we will fight to keep these protected.