low income pool

Shands Jacksonville says losing LIP funds could shut it down.
University of Florida

Governor Rick Scott’s newly-formed hospital workgroup is quickly becoming a hot ticket. Several lawmakers are volunteering to serve on the panel that will examine hospital funding.

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says Medicaid and the Low Income Pool funds should be separated.
The Florida Channel

Governor Rick Scott is going to Washington D.C. to lobby for the renewal of federal funds that reimburse hospitals for uncompensated care. But at the same time, he’s suing the federal government over the same program.

Gov. Rick Scott is suing the federal government over Low-Income Pool funding.
Governor Rick Scott

Florida is getting support from other states in its lawsuit against the federal government over healthcare funding. There are about nine other states that get supplemental Medicaid funding, called the Low-Income Pool and Texas and Kansas are among them.

Gov. Rick Scott is suing the federal government over Low-Income Pool funding.
Governor Rick Scott

Governor Rick Scott is following through on a promise to examine the finances of Florida’s public hospitals.  The move comes as an impasse between the legislative chambers deepens.

Healthcarelist.com

As Governor Rick Scott sues the federal government for attempting to coerce Florida into expanding Medicaid, the Agency for Health Care Administration, or AHCA, is trying to find solutions for low-income Floridians with medical needs.

In happier times: House Speaker Steve Crisafulli (l) and Sen. President Andy Gardiner (r).
Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

The icy relationship between the House and Senate over healthcare funding may be thawing. The House and Senate have started negotiations on an alternative way to fund hospitals if a federal program expires as scheduled.

Shands Jacksonville says losing LIP funds could shut it down.
University of Florida

Governor Rick Scott says if the legislature can’t get an answer on healthcare funding, he’ll call a special session to put a continuation budget in place. That would carry the state through the upcoming fiscal year, which begins the first of July. But in the meantime, some hospitals could be forced to shut down as the legislative standoff on healthcare funding continues.

Senate President Andy Gardiner during a press conference pushing the Senate's "FHIX" proposal--a privatized version of Medicaid expansion.
Keta Browning / WFSU News

As the fog surrounding healthcare in Florida thickens, some observers say there’s a way out of the storm…if lawmakers can ever make it there.  Here's a look at some of the possibilities for a resolution to the legislature’s healthcare funding impasse.

Gov. Rick Scott is suing the federal government over Low-Income Pool funding.
Governor Rick Scott

Governor Rick Scott says he’s suing the federal government over a move that links a critical hospital funding program to a Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The Governor says that amounts to coercion.

Agency For Healthcare Administration

The Florida legislature has passed the point of no return and lawmakers are preparing for an extended session.  The Senate’s budget chief says he doesn’t think lawmakers can get done on time.

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