August 28, 2015

Special Report: Medicaid Fraud in Florida

Pac-Man - Medicaid's Budget Consumption

Lilly Rockwell | 11/5/2012

Medicaid is paid by federal and state dollars. It has long been a thorn in the side of Florida’s budget planners and political leaders because it consumes a bigger chunk of the budget each year, squeezing funding for education, transportation and other services. The problem worsens in lean budget years and has led to a push by Republican leaders to shift to a managed care model, which they say could help control costs. Critics worry this change could lead to cuts in services to the poor, elderly and disabled who qualify for Medicaid.

Year Medicaid Costs (in billions) Percent of State Budget
2002-03 $11.4 23.6%
2003-04 13.1 25.2
2004-05 13.9 23.8
2005-06 13.9 22.5
2006-07 14.4 21.7
2007-08 14.8 23.0
2008-09 16.0 26.4
2009-10 17.9 28.9
2010-11 19.2 29.4
2011-12 20.2 29.1
2012-13 21.2 30.2
Source: Agency for Health Care Administration

Tags: Healthcare, Medicaid Fraud

Comments

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Volunteer puppy raisers socialize future guide dogs
Volunteer puppy raisers socialize future guide dogs

Southeastern Guide Dogs’ volunteer puppy raisers help future guide dogs to become comfortable with home life and take the puppies everywhere—to work, out to eat, on trips, and even grocery shopping.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Is your business ready for a tropical storm or hurricane?

  • Yes, we are ready.
  • Somewhat (never enough!)
  • No, if a storm hits, we would be in trouble.

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe