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Florida faces $70.4 million drop in Medicaid money for hospitals


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Florida faces $70.4 million drop in Medicaid money for hospitals

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Florida faces $70.4 million drop in Medicaid money for hospitals

As Florida lawmakers prepare to start the 2020 legislative session, the state is being confronted with a $70.4 million loss in the coming months in the amount of Medicaid money it gets to fund hospitals, train future physicians and treat people who are mentally ill. Amy Baker, who leads the Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research, is including the reduction — slated to take effect May 23 — in budget documents prepared for lawmakers as they begin working on a fiscal 2020-2021 spending plan. More from the Tampa Bay Times and Health News Florida.

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