Florida’s state healthcare agency plans to ask the federal government for$3 billion this year to cover the cost of treating low-income and uninsured patients. The request is aimed at boosting the so-called LIP pool for hospitals and other health care providers.
Florida received its initial low-income pool, or LIP, funding from the federal government eight years ago, as part of a Medicaid managed care pilot project. Now that pilot is a permanent program, and is also statewide. It's also time to renew the waiver.