Sick Children removed from Florida Medicaid program

Following a CNN report on Florida‘s decision to remove more than 13,000 children from a Medicaid program for very sick kids, Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Kathy Castor are calling on the Department of Health to investigate the decision.

In 2015, the state pulled more than 13,000 children out of the Children’s Medical Services, or CMS programs, a part of Florida’s Medicaid.

The children were moved to other Medicaid insurance plans that didn’t offer specialized care for sick children.

In a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Thomas Price Castor, Nelson called on the department “‘to exercise its oversight and enforcement authority’ to protect more than 13,000 Florida children with special needs who were improperly removed from the state’s specialized care program.”  READ FULL STORY



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