Proposed Medicaid Cuts Will Harm Florida's Economy | Print |  E-mail
January 2012

The Governor's proposed 2012-13 budget calls for a $3 billion reduction in total appropriations.  Key to achieving a reduction of this magnitude is a cut of more than $2 billion to the perennially targeted Medicaid program.

But only about one-fifth of the funds "saved" would be state general revenue dollars.  In fact, the majority of the reduction ($1.2 billion) would be lost federal matching dollars.

The proposed cuts would be detrimental to both Florida and Floridians, undermining the already strained Medicaid system, imperiling access to care for the sickest, and siphoning off Florida's share of federal tax dollars out of the economy.

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