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9:11 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

LIP Service: Hearings On How To Pay For The Uninsured Come To South Florida

Jackson Health President and CEO Carlos Migoya addresses the LIP Hearing in Doral Thursday.
Credit Tim Padgett / WLRN

How will Florida keep paying healthcare costs for its poor and uninsured? That issue has brought the state legislative session to a halt. But it’s getting public hearings this week. On Thursday, the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration brought the discussion to Doral - and South Floridians are especially anxious.

Florida’s $2 billion low-income pool – or LIP – is a joint federal-state program that reimburses hospitals for treating uninsured patients. The feds want the state to end LIP and instead expand access to Medicaid for some 850,000 Floridians under Obamacare.

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