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Advocate’s Guide to Florida Medicaid

May 2018
By The Florida Health Justice Project

The Advocate’s Guide to the Florida Medicaid Program provides a useful roadmap to a complex and critical safety net program serving over 4 million Floridians.

Medicaid is a complex and frequently changing federal-­state insurance program that covers medical expenses for eligible beneficiaries. Each state implements its own Medicaid plan in compliance with the federal Medicaid statute and regulations. While the federal statute and regulations prescribe the basic rules of the Medicaid program, states have significant flexibility and each state’s Medicaid program is unique.

This Guide provides an overview of the authority governing Florida’s Medicaid program and addresses basic questions asked by advocates, applicants and beneficiaries including:

View the full guide here: https://medicaidguide.floridahealthjustice.org/