• 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

  • No issue is more important to furthering health justice in Florida than expanding Medicaid coverage under the ACA. Florida is one of only 14 states still refusing federal funding to cover low-income uninsured adults.

  • Read about Floridians who need Medicaid Expansion

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    Poor & Parents

    Impacted by

    Covid-19

    Struggling with

    Mental Illness

  • FHJP in the News

  • Health Justice Talk with Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo

     

    The Florida Health Justice Project speaks with Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo, the Chief of General Internal Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, about the challenges faced by his many uninsured patients and the devastating impact he sees of Florida’s failure to expand Medicaid.

     

    Florida is one of just 14 states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. More than 800,000 Floridians would gain access to health coverage with Medicaid expansion. Many more who have lost their employer-based policies in the COVID-19 pandemic would also qualify for the safety-net program.

     

    Medicaid expansion is a key step in remedying the structural racism at the root of persistent health disparities, and most immediately the disparities defining the pandemic that has claimed the lives of over 3,000 Floridians to date.

  • Florida's Health Care Coverage Gap

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    • A low-income worker
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    Join the fight by letting your voice be heard! 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.
  • Share Your Story

    Join the fight by letting your voice be heard! 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.
  • Share Your Story

    Join the fight by letting your voice be heard! 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.
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