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Update on Pending Federal Changes to Medicaid in Florida 

When: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:00am EDT
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What do the latest developments on federal health legislation mean for Florida?

In continued partnership on health policy research with Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, FPN's Florida Health Funders is pleased to share this upcoming webinar opportunity. 

Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, and Anne Swerlick, Policy Attorney and Analyst with the Florida Policy Institute, will discuss:

  • Updates on latest developments on federal health care legislation
  • Findings from Medicaid in Small Towns and Rural America: A Lifeline for Children, Families, and Communities
  • New data on the role of Medicaid in Florida's rural areas, including new data on our state's senior population

The webinar will be moderated by Florida Health Funders Co-chair Lisa Portelli of the Winter Park Health Foundation.


Medicaid in Small Towns and Rural Florida

Earlier this month, Georgetown University and University of North Carolina released Medicaid in Small Towns and Rural America: A Lifeline for Children, Families, and Communities, a joint report on rural America. 

The reports' findings identify a clear correlation between increases in Medicaid coverage and decreases in the rate of uninsured children in small towns and rural areas. Florida is one of just five states included in both the list of the states with the largest increases in Medicaid coverage rates and the list of the states with the largest decreases in the rate of uninsured children in small towns and rural areas.

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