Now that South Dakota voters chose to bring Medicaid expansion to the state in the 2022 midterm elections, Florida could follow suit, posits a Nov. 15 article in the Tampa Bay Times. An organizing committee, Florida Decides Healthcare, is working to get expansion on the 2024 general election ballot, but will need to collect 890,000 signatures, the Times reports. The Florida Policy Institute estimates about 900,000 additional people would become eligible for Medicaid under expansion. The state currently serves 5,517,249 Medicaid beneficiaries, with 79% enrolled in managed care plans.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans