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State requests $1.1 billion for home and community-based Medicaid services

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Florida is looking to secure an additional $1.1 billion from the federal government to bolster Medicaid funding over the next two years. The move is being applauded by health care groups, but the request for additional federal dollars isn’t exactly the Medicaid expansion Democrats have been pushing for a decade. …

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Rescue Act Dollars Addressed by Disabilities Advocates

A diminishing workforce of direct service professionals is causing a crisis for Floridians with disabilities and those who rely on such services. With low wages, fears of COVID-19, a 51 percent turnover rate, group homes closing and trouble finding in-home help, the situation is dire. The American Rescue Plan’s home and community-based offer would allow Florida to receive …

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