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BACKGROUND

  • Florida passed Medicaid Reform Pilot for 5 counties with bipartisan support in 2006
  • Shift heath care from the government-controlled status quo toward patient-centered care 
  • Goals: greater choice, expanded services, improved access to specialists, higher health outcomes, ability to opt-out for private coverage, & increased patient satisfaction

 

GREATER CHOICE AND CONTROL FORPATIENTS

  • Increase patient choice by expanding number and types of plans offered
  • Patients deserve the power to choose, and the ability to reward good plans
  • Reform Pilot patients can choose among 2 and 11 plans, depending on county
  • Ability to choose plan that best meets patients’ unique health needs

 

LOWER COSTS FOR TAXPAYERS

  • Per enrollee costs for Reform Pilot counties are flat over last five years
  • Reform Pilot has already saved Florida taxpayers $118 million annually 
  • If implemented statewide, Reform would save Florida taxpayers up to $901 million annually
  • Reform Pilot achieves 16.8% savings per person for families and children, and 10.9% savings per person for elderly and disabled compared to estimated Florida averages