Florida Organizational Support for Medicaid Expansion

We, the undersigned, urge the Florida Legislature to approve Healthcare Expansion to most Floridians with incomes up to 138% of the poverty level, as provided in the Affordable Care Act.

Being able to see a family doctor should not be prohibited because of politics. It is a basic need. It is a human right. It is a better alternative than the emergency room.

There is no valid argument against extending Medicaid.  The federal government will pay 100% of the cost of Healthcare expansion for the first three years, while the state will never be required to pay more than 10% of that cost in any year.  Expansion will cost the state an estimated $2.1 billion over the next 10 years, increasing the state’s share of the Medicaid budget by only 2%, while drawing down $20.3 billion in federal funds.

Most of those who will finally become insured are those just above the current Medicaid threshold because they are working but still cannot afford private insurance.  This included individuals earning up to $15,400 and families of three earning up to $26,300.

This means at least one million more uninsured Floridians will get coverage in the next 6 years. More insured Floridians translates to more jobs, less uncompensated care, and a healthier society.

If your organization is interested in joining our coalition's fight to expand health care in Florida, contact Athena Smith Ford at athena@floridachain.org.

  1. AdviCare
  2. Affordable Care Act Plans
  3. AFSCME Florida Council 79
  4. AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families 
  5. Allegany Franciscans Ministry
  6. Alliance for Early Care and Education, Inc.
  7. American Heart Association
  8. American Lung Association in Florida
  9. Awakening/Art&Culture
  10. B & V Thera-Pro Associates, Corp.
  11. Broward County Medical Association
  12. Budd Bell Clearing House on Human Services
  13. Catalyst Miami
  14. Center for Independent Living of South Florida, Inc.
  15. Central Florida Jobs with Justice
  16. Central Florida International Black Women's Congress, Inc
  17. Children's Home Society
  18. Center for Independent Living of the Keys
  19. Children's Services Council of Broward County
  20. Community Health Charities of Florida
  21. Consumers Union
  22. Democratic Women's Club of Florida
  23. Democratic Women's Club of Greater Orlando
  24. DiDi LLC
  25. Doctors for America
  26. Elder Care Advocacy of Florida
  27. Federation of Congregations United to Serve (FOCUS)
  28. FIU NeighborhoodHELP Law Clinic
  29. Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association
  30. Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates
  31. Florida Alliance for Retired Americans
  32. Florida Association of Community Health Centers
  33. Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions
  34. Florida Association of Recovery Residences
  35. Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy
  36. Florida Chapter American College of Physicians
  37. Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  38. Florida CHAIN
  39. Florida Child Healthcare Coalition
  40. Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation
  41. Florida Coastal School of Law--Disability and Public Benefits Clinic
  42. Florida Consumer Action Network
  43. Florida Council of Churches
  44. Florida Council for Community Mental Health
  45. Florida Impact
  46. Florida Institute for Reform and Empowerment
  47. Florida Legal Services
  48. Florida New Majority
  49. Florida Nurses Association
  50. Florida Occupational Therapy Association
  51. Florida Occupational Therapy Region 7 South Forum
  52. Florida Partners In Crisis
  53. Florida Pediatric Associates
  54. Florida Physical Therapy Association
  55. Florida Public Health Association
  56. Florida Public Services Union
  57. Florida Rural Health Association
  58. Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  59. Floridians for Recovery
  60. Gildar and Associates
  61. Health Care Center for the Homeless
  62. Health Care for All
  63. Hispanic Health Initiatives, Inc.
  64. Home Care Association of Florida
  65. Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
  66. JD TOWNSEND LCSW (private practice)
  67. Just Health Care
  68. Labor Council For Latin American Advancement Central Florida
  69. Lupus Foundation of Florida
  70. March of Dimes, Florida Chapter
  71. MCC Church of Boynton Beach
  72. Mi Familia Vota
  73. Mi Lola
  74. MomsRising
  75. Monroe Association for Retarded Citizens
  76. NAMI Florida
  77. National Association of Social Workers- FL chapter
  78. National Congress of Black Women, Inc
  79. National Council of La Raza
  80. National Council of Negro Women, Inc
  81. National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health-Florida Latina Advocacy Network
  82. National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Florida Chapters
  83. National Physicians Alliance
  84. Network of Spiritual Progressives, Palm Beach County
  85. Organize Now
  86. Parent Leadership Council of Florida Inc.
  87. Palm Beach County Democratic Party
  88. Physicians for Social Responsibility/FL
  89. Progress Florida
  90. Service Employees International Union 32BJ
  91. Service Employees International Union 1199
  92. Service Employees International Union 1991
  93. Service Employees International Union Florida
  94. South Florida Jobs with Justice
  95. South Florida Zen Group
  96. St. Johns County Legal Aid
  97. Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative
  98. The AIDS Institute
  99. The Children's Trust
  100. The Family Cafe, Inc.
  101. The Key Clubhouse of South Florida
  102. United Church in Tallahassee
  103. United Way of Broward County
  104. US Pain Foundation
  105. United Partners for Human Services
  106. Volusia County Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida
  107. Working America
  108. Young Invincibles