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The League of Women Voters has long supported the expansion of state Medicaid Programs to provide health care coverage to low-income adults. At the moment, however, that expansion faces two challenges in Florida.
Zoom Hot Topic
Medicaid Expansion – and Medicaid Unwinding!
Thursday, March 30, 2023
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided for the expansion of Medicaid benefits to nearly all adults with incomes up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level, but the courts decided that states could choose not to participate. Florida is one of eleven states that have not decided to take advantage. There are people and groups that would like to change that.
And then there is Medicaid Unwinding. That refers to the ending of a temporary emergency provision of the FFCRA that provides continuous renewal of Medicaid benefits (recipients do not have to reapply). That provision ends with the official end of the pandemic. That means that many families and individuals could lose benefits. They will likely need help finding other medical insurance options.
So we have two Medicaid issues in Florida, and we have two speakers to address them.
Jake Flaherty of Florida Decides Healthcare, a group devoted to expanding access to health care to all Floridians, will explain the current status of the effort to expand Medicaid in Florida and where the movement is headed.
Tracy Melin of the Big Bend Area Health Education Center (Big Bend AHEC) will explain Florida’s Medicaid Redetermination Plan. Tracy is the Health Insurance Navigator Program Manager for Big Bend AHEC and a certified navigator for the federal health insurance marketplace.
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The League of Women Voters of Tallahassee, WFSU-tv, and the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper will conduct a series of virtual 2022 candidate forums in October. The forums may be viewed live on WFSU.org and on the Democrat’s Facebook page.
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Voter Services Activities 2022
The LWV Tallahassee will be busy this year due to elections. The Primary Election is August 23, 2022. Early Voting in Leon County is from August 13 through August 21. The General Election is November 8, 2022. Early Voting in Leon County is from October 24 through November 6. For those in other counties, check with your Supervisor of Elections for their Early Voting dates.
We will be staffing voter registration and education tables at the Tallahassee Downtown Market most Saturdays, as well as the Southside Farmer’s Market, which usually is open two Thursday afternoons per month. Stop by to register to vote or update your current registration and learn about new laws that affect all Florida voters. We strongly encourage voters to go to Early Voting whenever possible. However, we also encourage you to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot from your county’s Supervisor of Elections as a back-up in case something happens, such as an illness, that prevents you from voting in person.
The LWV Tallahassee is available to provide voter registration and education for nonpartisan organizations, such as community groups, sororities/fraternities, other university-affiliated organizations, religious organizations, senior groups, city or county events, etc.
Your health and that of our community is of the utmost importance to us. Thus, the League will take Covid precautions that are appropriate to the setting and local circumstances.