Florida

State Government Profile

Governor: Rick Scott (R) 

Lt. Governor: Jennifer Carroll (R) 

Attorney General: Pam Bondi (R) 

Legislature: Senate (Republican control 26-14), House (Republican control 74-46) 

Legislative Leaders: Senate President Don Gaetz (R); Speaker of the House Will W. Weatherford (R) 

2013 Legislative Session: March 9 - May 3

Key Health Officials: Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty; Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Secretary Elizabeth Dudek; AHCA Deputy Secretary (Medicaid Director) Justin Senior   

 


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Demographic Highlights

State Population: 18,801,310 (2010 US Census data) 

Medicaid Enrollment: 2,853,392 (July 2010, CMS) 

Percent Enrolled in Managed Care: 64.48% (July 2010, CMS) 

Uninsured Rate: 20.7% (three-year average, 2008-10, US Census Bureau) 

Health Reform Projections: 951,622 – 1,376,753 (total new Medicaid enrollees, low and high participation scenarios, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured) 

1.9 – 3.8% (change in state Medicaid spending, low and high participation scenarios, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured) 


Budget Overview

State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2011 Budget Appropriations: $24.137 billion (state general funds) 

SFY2012 Projected Budget Shortfall: $2.5 billion (state general funds) 

SFY2008 Medicaid Expenditures: $4.454 billion (state general funds) 

Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) Rates: 

58.65% (January – March 2011)
56.65% (April – June 2011)
55.45% (July – September 2011)
56.04% (October 2011 – September 2012) 


Health Insurance Exchange and Medicaid Expansion Decision

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White House Information on Health Reform’s Impact in Florida