• Medicaid | The Lived Experience:

    Low-Income Parents

    Florida’s Medicaid program provides Medicaid coverage for very low-income parents with minor children. For parents of children under 18, eligibility is limited to those whose income is approximately 32% of the federal poverty level, which is less than $500/month for a single parent with one child.


    Parents lose their vital healthcare coverage if their income rises above this meager amount or when their youngest child turns 18.


  • The STORIES, Information and Issues

    Vanessa | Miami-Dade County, FL

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Vanessa shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it helps her afford treatment for her and her son.


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    Rosa | Miami-Dade County, FL

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Rosa shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it helps her afford healthcare for her daughter.


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    Jamie | Santa Rosa County, FL

    Santa Rosa County, FL

    When her non-profit employer downsized in March 2020, Jamie lost her job and her ability to pay the monthly premium for her private insurance plan. Without income, she no longer qualified for a federal subsidy for her Affordable Care Act insurance policy.


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  • Read STORIES Of Other Floridians

    Relying On Medicaid



    Former Foster

    Care Children



    Seniors and People

    With Disabilities

  • Share Your Story

    Let your voice be heard! Please contact us:

    • If you are or were helped by Medicaid coverage. Sharing your story will help support this important program.

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    • If you are at risk of losing your Medicaid if/when your income increases or your child turns 18, we want to hear from you. Sharing your story can help educate the public, the media and policymakers about the need to expand Medicaid for all low-income adults.
    Sharing your story --in your words and your voice-- is essential.
    Share Your Story | Soapboxx Video

    Share Your Story | Soapboxx Video


    In partnership with the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), we are using the Soapboxx video recording app to create short testimonials about how Medicaid has impacted you or a family member.


    Using your cell phone, tablet or computer, create a 20-90 second video about your experience with Medicaid. It's simple, easy and quick to do..


    Sharing your story on video will serve as a powerful advocacy tool to help educate the public, the media and policymakers in understanding how important Medicaid is for Floridians and their families.


    Learn How To Record Your Video


  • Making The Case For

    Medicaid Expansion


    The Florida Health Justice Project speaks with Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo, a leading Miami physician, about the challenges faced by his many uninsured patients and the devastating impact of Florida’s failure to expand Medicaid.



    Why Floridians Are Falling

    Through The Coverage Gap


    Florida is one of only 14 states that have not expanded Medicaid. As a result, approximately 445,000 Floridians fall into the “Coverage Gap,” meaning they have no path to affordable coverage

  • Read More About Floridians Who Need Medicaid Expansion

    June 2020 | Mental Illness and Criminal Justice in Florida by Alison Yager
    February 2020 | Florida's Medicaid Expansion Opportunity by Matt Childers
    February 2020 | Connecting the Dots by Alison Yager
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    "The Lived Experience" of Medicaid recipients and their families.

  • We are grateful to the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) for their support of the

    "Medicaid | The Lived Experience" STORIES Project.

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