• Medicaid Expansion

    Over 400,000 low-income Floridians have no pathway to affordable health coverage because our state has not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

     

    The people who serve our communities every day--waitresses, home health aides, day care workers, car mechanics, construction workers--go without the health care they need while our tax dollars to cover them sit in Washington D.C.

  • Medicaid Expansion Stories

     

    Allison

    Miami Gardens, Florida

    When her youngest child turned 18, Alison lost her Medicaid, and, like many low-wage Florida workers, she does not receive insurance from her employer.

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    Mika

    Homestead, Florida

    Mika was injured in a car accident and had to stop working. Without income, Mika did not qualify for a health care marketplace subsidy, making health insurance unaffordable.

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    Rebecca

    Miami, Florida

    Rebecca lost her health insurance when she was laid off from her technical support job. Now working part-time, she doesn't make enough to qualify for a marketplace subsidy.

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    Nelson

    Miami, Florida

    Nelson can't get the brand-name medications he needs. Without Medicaid, he can only get generic medications that are far less effective at managing his symptoms.

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    Kirk

    Miami, Florida

    Kirk’s income as a part-time meatpacker and stocker at a local grocery store dropped to $500 a month, making him ineligible for a health care marketplace subsidy.

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  • Video: Florida's Health Care Coverage Gap

  • We want to hear from you. Please contact us if you or a family member need health care and are:

    • A low-income worker
    • A parent of a minor child
    • Someone struggling with injury or illness, including mental illness

    Sharing your story --in your words and your voice-- is part of the solution. Together we'll make the case that it's time for everyone to have affordable health care.