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Florida has not accepted the Medicaid Expansion Provision of the Affordable Care Act,

Florida Rick Scott Announced announced on February 20th 2013 the support of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion provision, and that he would back the expansion in Florida, Even though the legislative body does not support the Expansion. Governor Scott a staunch opposition of Obamacare, and the Health Care Reform act surprised many in his party by changing his views to accept the Medicaid Provision of Obamacare to back the expansion, Scott a former private health-care executive based the launch of his political career through his opposition to Obamacare. Scott’s decision follows Governor Janice Brewers announcement regarding Medicaid Expansion in Arizona.


While the Obamacare provision of Medicaid expansion is still seen as a very tough sell to the majority of republican governors who continue to say Medicaid Expansion will allow the president and his administration to expand an entitlement program that may not be sustainable in the long run.  The latest’s Governors doing about face such as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Scott within one week of each other is starting to raise question on how this will play out.

Gov. Rick Scott in a speech calls for Florida lawmakers to expand the state’s Medicaid program under Obamacare came as a pleasant shock. After all, the former private health-care executive launched his political career with his opposition to the federal health-care reform law.

Scott’s recommendation would make medical coverage available to about 3.8 million uninsured Floridians under Medicaid, the federal- and state-funded program for the poor. The governor said he could not “in good conscience deny Floridians that need it access to health care

How many uninsured adults would be eligible for Medicaid Expansion in Florida?

In Florida an estimated 3,800,000 people are uninsured mostly adults who would be eligible for Medicaid under the Medicaid Expansion of the Affordable Care Act.  When the state partakes in Medicaid Expansion.  Florida has one of the highest numbers of uninsured individuals within the United States, only California and Texas had more uninsured individuals than Florida.


How many adults would enroll if Florida expanded?

When Florida expands Medicaid as part of Medicaid Expansion, an estimated 1,300,000 adults will newly enroll into the program by the end of 2022.  This includes the adults who will be eligible as a result of the changed requirements as part of the Medicaid expansion, provision of the Affordable Care Act.

How much would it cost to implement Medicaid Expansion?

Florida will spend in the range of $5.4 Billion in 2014 through 2022 to cover new enrollees by the end of the first 8 years of the Medicaid expansion.  Florida will receive $66.1 billion from the federal government over that period to fund the expansion

Leave a replyComments (6)
  1. Ajay Jain March 29, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Hello Friends,

    Governor Rick Perry millions of under-privileged poor Texans who do not have any Health Coverage will be covered under The Affordable Care ACT (ACA) expansion of MEDICAID!

    My Physician wife's practice is partly dependent on MEDICAID and its viability.
    Please allow the expansion of MEDICAID to occur in Texas under The Affordable Care ACT. If states choose to expand Medicaid, the federal government will cover 100 percent of the costs from 2014 to 2016. The feds' contribution will begin to decrease in 2017, but will never be less than 90 percent, under the ACA.

    That's why I created a petition to Governor Rick Perry, Texas Governor, The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, and Governor Rick Perry, which.

    "Please ACCEPT the FREE EXPANSION of MEDICAID under The Affordable Care ACT."

    Will you sign this petition? Click here:


    Ajay Jain
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  2. Leona Hencinski Whitten October 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    This affordable healthcare for "everyone" promise from Obama is not working out for me; I am 63 years old living on widows benefits and not yet eligible for medicare. In addition the state I currectly live in FL has not expanded medicaid. What are we supposed to do? There is no help from county, and we have only one free clinic in the county which only renders basic care. I moved here to help take care of my 89 yr old father; I may have to go back to CA in order to have healthcare and I think the Republicans ought to think about the segment of the population they have kept from qualifying for medicaid; mostly those like me who still have to wait a couple of years for medicare. What do we do in the meantime? Suffer, and die?

  3. Leona Hencinski Whitten October 28, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Republicans are heartless people…

  4. Phyllis Andrews December 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    You could get your ACA insurance in California and live here in Florida while taking care of your father. But you have to have an address in California. Maybe Florida will accept the Medicaid expansion soon. Let's keep our fingers crossed. The coverage gap we have in Florida is unconscionable.

  5. William Sanborn March 7, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Do you atleast get share of cost medicaid benefits? I have medicare (disabled 100% permanent) and my share of cost is $1127 – meaning if a medical proceedure exceeds this amount then they will cover me) If you do not get it go to and apply!

  6. Marje Anne March 14, 2015 at 1:47 am

    While this sounds good, you can hardly find any decent doctors in Florida who take Medicaid . I guess at least the hospital will be covered and medicine?


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