Georgetown University Center for Children and Families compiled health insurance coverage data revealing that more than 40% of Florida's children rely on Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to meet their healthcare needs. Additionally, nearly 7% of our state's children are uninsured.
With efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act among the top priorities of this Congress and the new administration and various proposals that include Medicaid caps, it's important to understand what healthcare looks like in Florida now and how changes could impact our communities.
These interactive maps from Georgetown University CCF show the percent of children and adults covered by Medicaid (and in the case of children, CHIP) in each congressional district. Compare Florida Congressional districts with other areas of the country based on the 114th Congress. You can zoom out and see how your district compares to other parts of the country or download a state-specific handout to see the full break-out of sources of health care coverage by district in your entire state.