State Savings in Florida’s Medicaid Program Due to Floridians’ Lagging Incomes Are More Than Sufficient to Fund the Extension of Coverage to 800,000 Uninsured, Low-Income Adults. The fact is, not only has the percentage of and growth in state general revenue (discretionary) funding dedicated to Florida's Medicaid program been continuously overstated by critics, the federal share of Medicaid costs paid has also been continuously increasing. More specifically, under the current Medicaid program, increases in Florida's Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) will save Florida more than $2 billion state dollars over the 8-year period from 2011-12 through 2019-20. These savings far exceed the state's share of the cost of Medicaid expansion. In other words, the expansion has already been fully funded.
Even the relatively few who are eligible to receive services ultimately fall into the numerous gaps in Florida’s publicly funded mental health system.
So how much is the surplus? $635 million? $1.3 billion? In reality…THERE IS NO SURPLUS!
Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking will be a hot button issue in the 2016 legislative session.
Stealing from employees is just wrong but that doesn’t stop a boss who’s a Grinch. Not only do they make off with your hard-earned cash but they steal your hope of ever recovering it too.
In fact, new research finds that the benefits most sought by workers actually profit businesses, leading many small businesses to embrace the very policies that big businesses, and their cache of lobbyists, disparage.