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MGN Online

Florida State University is touting its medical school program as well as its diversity.

Kaiser Family Foundation

The nation’s healthcare system is changing. In the next few years, under the federal healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, more people will gain access to health insurance. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they will gain access to healthcare. And that’s what’s driving many of fights between different healthcare professionals over the kinds of services they can offer.

Right now, Florida pays about 56 cents on the dollar to doctors who treat Medicaid patients and many physicians don’t participate in the program because of those low rates. For many doctors, it costs more to treat Medicaid patients than what they get back. And that’s led many doctors in the state, to either cap the number of Medicaid patients they treat, or not treat them at all.