• Medicaid | The Lived Experience:

    Public Health Emergency "Unwind"

    Since the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) began in March 2020, virtually no Florida Medicaid recipient could have their coverage terminated by the Department of Children and Families (DCF).  This includes numerous people who are no longer technically eligible for Medicaid.  However, once the federally declared Public Health Emergency (PHE) ends, DCF will return to regular operations and eligibility requirements.  Over the 12 months after the PHE ends, hundreds of thousands of Floridians will lose their current Medicaid coverage.  

  • The STORIES, Information, Issues and Media

    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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    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

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

    02/14/2022

    The Biden administration and state officials are bracing for a great unwinding: millions of people losing their Medicaid benefits when the pandemic health emergency ends. Some might sign up for different insurance. Many others are bound to get lost in the transition.

     

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    Consumer Q & A | Florida Medicaid Recipients

    10/19/2021

    In this Q & A for current Medicaid recipients, FHJP provides answers to come basic questions regarding the Public Health Emergency (PHE) and continuous Medicaid coverage. This includes, e.g. examples of people who are still on Medicaid due to the PHE even though they are no longer “technically” eligible; what will happen when the PHE ends; what are proactive steps Medicaid enrollees can take before the PHE is officially declared to be over.

     

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    The Public Health Emergency and Extended Coverage | What We Know & Don't Know, What Advocates Can Do to Prepare

    01/07/2022

    In this webinar, presenters from Florida Health Justice Project and Florida Policy Institute discussed the continuous Medicaid coverage that has been part of the Public Health Emergency and what advocates should know in preparation for the return to normal eligibility and enrollment.

     

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    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 PHE. The Notice underscores the need to contact DCF with any updates.

     

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