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Thousands of disabled Floridians spending years on Medicaid waiver waitlist

Thousands of disabled Floridians are currently sitting on a waiting list for the Medicaid iBudget Florida waiver, which would provide them with services to help them live independent and healthy lives.

But according to the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, as of October, the waiting list had 22,488 people on it.

Elizabeth Perkins, associate director of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities at the University of South Florida, says it’s been this way since 2011 because the list is chronically under-funded while it continues to grow at a substantial rate.

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