Attend the upcoming May Hot Topics, May 8
Topics of Interest
"The True Cost of Rejecting Medicaid Funds"
We can do better! Our committee explores what we already have...concrete metrics for improvement.
1. Support Medicaid expansion
2. Support lower health-care costs
3. Support increased access to healthcare
4. Address insurance issues
Florida ranked 48th in a report from the Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation that advocates expanding health-care access. Only Louisiana, Oklahoma and Mississippi came in lower.
The reports analyzes 40 factors as falling under the following 5 categories (Florida's ranking included):
Access and Affordability (48th)
Prevention and Treatment (49th)
Avoidable use and cost (49th)
Healthy Lives (31st-includes death by suicide, alcohol/drugs, mortality amendable to healtcare)
Read an opinion piece by our Co-Chair, Nancy Rudner
that appeared in the Orlando Sentinel below: