Medicaid

As Kaiser Health News reports, HHS has given states another month to decide on health exchanges. But Florida legislative leaders say they can't act until spring, and sent a list of questions.

Florida could gain a badly-needed economic boost and thousands of new jobs each year if state officials accept federal funds to expand Medicaid, three new studies say.

One study calculates the payoff at 16-to-1.

The studies -- two by university researchers, one by a hospital association -- agree on the fiscal benefit of enlarging the health program for the poor. It's an example of benefiting by  doing the right thing, they say.

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