Low-income seniors living in and around Orlando will be the first entrants into the state’s Medicaid managed care program.
The state will begin an outreach program in the next few months to get eligible seniors enrolled. It’s the latest move in the state’s effort to save money by effectively privatizing the Medicaid program.
The Florida Senate has officially narrowed the list of Medicaid alternative plans pending in the legislature from three, to two.
Lawmakers in the upper chamber okayed a proposal that would draw down some $51 billion in federal money to allow an additional million low-income people to purchase plans. Bill sponsor, Republican Senator Joe Negron of Stewart, says his proposal is not an extension of the current Medicaid program.