Governor's Budget Avoids Gutting Safety Net But Misses Opportunity to Strengthen State | Print |
February 2013

Governor Rick Scott’s proposed 2013–14 budget looks much different than his recommendation of a year ago, when he proposed more than $2 billion in cuts to health and human services (HHS) programs.

This year, the governor’s budget calls for more than a billion dollar increase in the HHS portion of the budget.

The governor’s 2013–14 budget proposal has some serious shortcomings, however.  Of perhaps greatest significance is what is not included, namely any indication of an intent to expand the Medicaid program to cover almost a million uninsured Florida adults under the Affordable Care Act.

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