How Will the American Health Care Act Impact Florida Medicaid?

Dr. Weismann will discuss how Medicaid now covers more than 70 million people and is "the largest source of funding for behavioral health treatment, like addiction recovery and substance abuse prevention." During a congressional panel meeting, Republicans confirmed that mental and behavioral health services would be removed from the essential services list. On March 13, 2017 the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, along with the Joint Committee on Taxes, announced that the passage of the American Health Care Act would impact Medicaid coverage. The CBO and JCT concluded that as many as 14 million people could lose insurance by next year. At least 5 million of those would no longer be covered by Medicaid with 14 million fewer enrolled in the program by 2026. And, starting in 2020, enrollment in Medicaid would freeze and states would not be provided additional funding for signing up new enrollees. In addition, there would be a cap on state funding, limiting how much each state is provided for Medicaid enrollees. This is a change from the open-ended entitlement that exists under Obamacare.

To understand these changes, join us for our webinar. Topics such as this are discussed in length within the online Healthcare MBA program at FIU's College of Business.


More about Dr. Weismann:

Professor Miriam F. Weismann is the Academic Director of the Healthcare MBA and former federal prosecutor and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. She will examine the implications of the AHCA passage by Congress.

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In today’s challenging healthcare landscape, there has never been a more urgent need for "big picture" vision. This webinar is your opportunity to learn more about topics discussed in the online Healthcare MBA program.

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