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Retroactive Eligibility

Daylina Miller/WUSF News

A move to eliminate a 90-day Medicaid retroactive eligibility period will continue for at least another year.

A Senate Bill that would permanently cut back the time Floridians have to apply for Medicaid if they want healthcare costs retroactively covered is up for debate when lawmakers reconvene in Tallahassee next week.

Future Of Medicaid Cut Remains Unclear

Jan 31, 2019

A new era in the Medicaid program will begin Friday when the state eliminates a long-standing policy about paying health-care bills that accumulate while people prepare to apply for coverage. 

Feds Back Change To Trim Medicaid Costs

Dec 4, 2018

Despite fears that the move could cut access to health care for poor residents, Florida has won approval from the federal government for a change that will let the state reduce how much it spends on Medicaid.

A federal court decision to block a change to Kentucky’s Medicaid program could affect a similar request from Florida.

Proposed changes to Florida’s Medicaid eligibility requirements would make it harder for people to get coverage after they become sick.