Medicaid overhaul has been set in motion in the Sunshine State. A Florida State Senate committee recently approved a controversial proposal that would hand over a large part of the Medicaid program to managed-health care plans.
The full Florida House is expected to pass its version of the Medicaid changes and intense debate and negotiations are expected in the coming weeks. The bill's chief sponsor said the bill could improve care for Medicaid beneficiaries, who have been "second-class citizens" under the current Medicaid system.
Florida lawmakers also intend to use the managed care system to hold down costs in the multi-billion dollar program. Politicians state that the current Medicaid program is crowding out funding for public education, public transportation and economic development.
A linked article from Health News Florida will allow you read the complete article on the proposed "Bold changes to Medicaid".