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Employers Get Hit Without Medicaid Expansion

Florida employers could get hit with up to $219 million in federal penalties if the state doesn’t expand Medicaid or do the functional equivalent, Bloomberg News reports. That’s because they’ll  have to pay a penalty under the Affordable Care Act if their low-wage employees are forced to seek subsidized care through the federal health exchange because they can’t get Medicaid. 

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.