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Rubio Welcomes Resources for Florida’s Medicaid Low-Income Pool

Aug 3, 2017 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Following the administration’s renewal of Florida’s Medicaid waiver, which includes up to $1.5 billion annually in low-income pool (LIP) funding for the state of Florida, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement:

“Today’s announcement is good news for millions of Floridians and I’m thankful for the strong partnership provided by Secretary Price and Administrator Verma. I’ve strongly supported the Medicaid waiver and LIP resources since my time in the Florida House with then-Governor Jeb Bush. The extension will enable our state to continue providing care to Medicaid recipients through a managed care program, and the annual $1.5 billion LIP allotment will provide federal resources to Florida hospitals to ensure the most vulnerable patients have access to quality health care. I look forward to continuing to work with state and federal officials to guarantee Florida’s health care needs are met.”