Florida Decides Healthcare

Ballot Proposal To Expand Medicaid Pushed Back To 2022

Aug 12, 2019

A political committee seeking to pass a constitutional amendment that would expand Medicaid eligibility has decided to push back the proposal to 2022.

Patient in discussion with doctor at a desk.
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By News Service of Florida 

State economists said Friday that about 260,000 low-income, childless Floridians would enroll in the Medicaid program if it were expanded. 

State Economists To Scrutinize Proposed Medicaid Expansion

Jun 28, 2019
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State economists meet Friday to begin discussions on a proposed constitutional amendment that, if approved next year by voters, would expand Florida’s Medicaid program.

The proposal, backed by a group that wants to force the state to expand Medicaid as authorized under the federal health care act known as "Obamacare," will become the first to be evaluated under a contentious new law designed to make it more difficult for citizen initiatives to get onto the ballot in Florida.

Medicaid Expansion Plan Passes Key Threshold

Jun 4, 2019
Florida Supreme Court

A proposed constitutional amendment that would expand eligibility for the Medicaid program has passed a key initial threshold, readying it for review by the Florida Supreme Court. 

Medicaid Expansion Bid Tops 53,000 Signatures

May 7, 2019
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Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would expand Medicaid coverage have submitted more than 53,000 valid petition signatures to the state as they get closer to triggering a Florida Supreme Court review of the measure.