State Sen. Negron explains why Medicaid is a target for budget savings PDF  | Print |  E-mail

One of the arguments against reducing state support for Medicaid is that most of its funding comes from the federal government, which pumps money into the state. As a report (.pdf) issued late last year by the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy noted, “every dollar of state funding invested in Medicaid this budget year is drawing down an additional $1.84 in federal matching funds.”

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