Medicaid Expansion Would Reach Only Low-Income Floridians | Print |  E-mail
July 2012

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court June decision upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in full, but nevertheless held that states could not lose funding for their existing Medicaid programs if they rejected the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, which would extend coverage to more than a million of the lowest-income, uninsured Floridians. Since then, Florida Governor Rick Scott and other ACA opponents have argued that expansion is in fact unnecessary because the needs of low-income Floridians are already being met through Florida’s existing Medicaid program. The reality, however, is different.

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