Medicaid expansion effort in Florida could get sunnier in 2015

Medicaid expansion effort in Florida could get sunnier in 2015

Winter has just started, but the heat could be rising soon on Florida to expand its Medicaid program under Obamacare.

Florida so far has resisted calls and significant financial incentives to expand Medicaid eligibility for nearly all poor adults—a move that could offer health coverage to 670,000 or more currently uninsured people in the state.Florida and Texas, which itself has a million or so people who could potentially benefit from such a step, are the biggest of the 16 remaining states that have yet to either expand or be in active discussions to adopt expanded Medicaid benefits.

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