Blog: Medicaid

Jul 24, 2015

Medicaid is growing in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Although lawmakers rejected a plan to expand it, Medicaid continues to grow in Florida. A new estimate from state economists shows the health care program for the poor and disabled will serve a record 4 million Floridians this year, a 6.6 percent increase over the prior year that ended June 30. The estimate, […]

Dec 29, 2014

Fee cuts force doctors to limit Medicaid patients

Only a handful of states have acted to continue the pay boost using their own funds. While fewer primary care practices are willing to accept new Medicaid patients, those that do accept them typically offer appointments within a week. Andy Pasternak, a family doctor in Reno, Nev., has seen more than 100 new Medicaid patients […]