• Medicaid | The Lived Experience:

    Unwinding the Continuous Coverage Requirement

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, states were provided with significant federal funding in order to continue the Medicaid coverage of individuals in the program. As a result, since March 2020, approximately a million Floridians who are no longer technically eligible for Medicaid have stayed covered. This continuous Medicaid coverage requirement ended on March 31, 2023.


    Starting April 30th, and over the next 12 months, those who are no longer Medicaid eligible will be terminated. Additionally, others who are still eligible could lose coverage due to administrative issues, like DCF not having the enrollee’s updated address.

  • The STORIES, Information, Issues and Media

    Carlos | Orange County, FL

    Orange County, FL

    Thanks to continuous Medicaid coverage throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Carlos was able to receive treatment and medication for his back injury and depression. Now, that is ending and Carlos will no longer have access to the health care coverage he needs because Florida does not make coverage available to low-income parents like him.


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    Penelope | Palm Beach County, FL

    Palm Beach County, FL

    With no notice, a medically complex five year old who depends on daily medications and ongoing treatments suddenly lost her Medicaid. Her family is now frantically seeking insurance for their daughter


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    Dylan | Lee County

    Lee County, FL

    Dylan, who suffered a stroke at birth which left him totally and permanently disabled, has relied on Medicaid for his entire life. His Mom has managed to raise him at home, but she just got a notice that his Medicaid was ending.


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    Fay | Polk County, FL

    Polk County, FL

    The sudden, confusing and chaotic loss of critical health care leaves Floridians like Fay with no options.


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    Why millions on Medicaid are risk of losing coverage in the months ahead

    Nassau County, FL

    As a single parent with serious health issues Marie* has relied on Medicaid to cover her essential medications and therapy. That coverage has now abruptly ended.


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    James B | Milton, FL

    Milton, FL

    James is trying to get important medical care before his Medicaid coverage ends. After that, he will not have access to health care coverage because Florida has not expanded Medicaid to people like him.


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    Melissa B | Milton, FL

    Milton, FL

    Melissa had Medicaid since the spring of 2020, but then her providers began charging copayments she could not afford, and her notices made no sense.


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    Cassidy | Clay County

    Clay County, FL

    A COVID "silver lining" for Florida's most medically fragile children will soon be ending.


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    Iris | Miami, FL

    Orlando, FL

    Hard working students and youth could face the loss of needed health coverage. Once the Public Health Emergency ends, Florida residents like Iris, a college student with asthma, could lose access to affordable healthcare needed for life-saving medications.


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    En Español

    S.T. | Hollywood, FL

    Hollywood, FL

    S.T. and her family are living on the edge, hanging on to their family’s Medicaid health insurance amid the COVID-19 pandemic, living in fear of losing the healthcare that keeps them alive.


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    En Español

    Nicole S. | Tampa, FL

    Tampa, FL

    The Life-changing Power of Medicaid Coverage for Domestic Violence Survivors During a Public Health Emergency


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    Consumer Q & A | Florida Medicaid Recipients

    Updated 01/24/2023

    This Q&A explains why so many Florida parents and caregivers are likely to lose Medicaid eligibility when the continuous coverage requirement ends; what are their coverage options; and how they can prepare. Read Q&A


    Read more about other groups who will likely lose coverage when the extended Medicaid coverage requirement ends:


    Notice of Case Action: Medicaid Approval and Ineligible Determination

    The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)'s Notice of Case Action sent to current Medicaid enrollees who have maintained eligibility due to the pandemic. The Notice underscores the need to contact DCF with any updates.


    Read Notice


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    Why millions on Medicaid are risk of losing coverage in the months ahead


    The state is preparing for a great “unwinding” as millions of Floridians currently on Medicaid will be undergoing eligibility redeterminations after the pandemic-related moratorium on terminations ends in March. Over 900,000 households have “one or more family members who are likely ineligible.” Some will be enrolled in other subsidized insurance coverage, but others will become uninsured because Florida is one of only 11 states that does not cover low-income adults under Medicaid expansion.


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