Tampa Bay Times — Under new budget pressures, Florida Senate debates Medicaid expansion

Posted 03/04/2015

Tampa Bay Times “Under new budget pressures, Florida Senate debates Medicaid expansion” March 4, 2015 By Kathleen McGrory, Miami Herald A potential budget crisis is fueling a new conversation about Medicaid expansion in Florida. The issue was a non-starter in 2014, largely because House Republicans oppose expanding Medicaid as envisioned under the Affordable Care Act. …

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Bradenton Herald — Florida Senate debates Medicaid expansion with $1.3B in fed finding at stake

Posted 03/04/2015

Bradenton Herald “Florida Senate debates Medicaid expansion with $1.3B in fed finding at stake” March 4, 2015 By Kathleen McGrory, Miami Herald A potential budget crisis is fueling a new conversation about Medicaid expansion in Florida. The issue was a non-starter in 2014, largely because House Republicans oppose expanding Medicaid as envisioned under the Affordable …

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Miami Herald — Under new budget pressures, Florida Senate debates Medicaid expansion

Posted 03/04/2015

Miami Herald “Under new budget pressures, Florida Senate debates Medicaid expansion” March 4, 2015 By Kathleen McGrory A potential budget crisis is fueling a new conversation about Medicaid expansion in Florida. The issue was a non-starter in 2014, largely because House Republicans oppose expanding Medicaid as envisioned under the Affordable Care Act. But Florida now …

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The News Service of Florida — Senators Study Medicaid Expansion Alternatives

Posted 03/04/2015

The News Service of Florida “Senators Study Medicaid Expansion Alternatives” March 4, 2015 By Margie Menzel Following Senate President Andy Gardiner’s opening-day call to begin a discussion about expanding health care coverage, senators on Wednesday looked at possible ways to provide insurance to potentially hundreds of thousands of low-income Floridians. Gardiner, in remarks Tuesday to start the annual legislative …

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WFSU — Senate Starts Medicaid Expansion Talks With Two…Maybe Three Plans Already On The Table

Posted 03/04/2015

WFSU “Senate Starts Medicaid Expansion Talks With Two…Maybe Three Plans Already On The Table” March 4, 2015 By Lynn Hatter With a potential $1 billion budget hole looming, the Florida Senate is starting to consider whether and how to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid. There are at least two proposed bills floating around the …

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Statement by Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute Regarding the March 4, 2015 Senate Health Policy Committee Health Care Workshop

Posted 03/04/2015

Statement by Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute Regarding the March 4, 2015 Senate Health Policy Committee Health Care Workshop: “We stand firm on our warning that expanding an inefficient Medicaid program is bad policy. It became clearer that this is the prudent path now that we know the federal government …

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Heartland Institute — Obamacare Insurance Tax Will Hit State Budgets

Posted 01/22/2015

Heartland Institute “Obamacare Insurance Tax Will Hit State Budgets” By Grace-Marie Turner January 22, 2015 Thirty-six states that rely on private managed-care programs to provide medical services to all or some of their Medicaid recipients are facing added costs caused by the Affordable Care Act, according to a report by the actuarial consulting firm Milliman. …

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Southern Arizona News-Examiner — Obamacare insurance tax will hit state budgets

Posted 01/22/2015

Southern Arizona News-Examiner – “Obamacare insurance tax will hit state budgets” By Grace-Marie Turner / Heartland Institute January 22, 2015 Thirty-six states, including Arizona, that rely on private managed-care programs to provide medical services to all or some of their Medicaid recipients are facing added costs caused by the Affordable Care Act, according to a report …

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Ocala-Star Banner – Medicaid expansion bad policy

Posted 01/04/2015

Ocala-Star Banner “Medicaid expansion bad policy” By Sal Nuzzo January 4, 2015 When I was 11 years old, I begged my parents for a dog. I’ll feed it, clean up after it, walk it; you’ll never have to do anything, FOR-E-VER, I promised. And, at 11 years old, I sincerely meant it. Fast-forward three months, …

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Florida Today — Guest column: Don’t compound bad Medicaid policy

Posted 01/02/2015

Florida Today “Guest column: Don’t compound bad Medicaid policy” By Sal Nuzzo January 2, 2015 When I was 11 years old, I begged my parents for a dog. I’ll feed it, clean up after it, walk it; you’ll never have to do anything – FOR-E-VER. I promised, and at 11 years old, I sincerely meant …

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