Federal Public Health Emergency Extension Means More Money for Florida – NewsMiami

Federal Public Health Emergency Extension Means More Money for Florida –  NewsMiami

As of June 30, Florida had roughly 4.84 million people enrolled in Medicaid, which is jointly funded by the state and federal governments. Each 90-day extension of the public-health emergency brings hundreds of millions of dollars in additional federal funds to Florida. But while it receives the additional money, Florida cannot remove most Medicaid beneficiaries from the program. MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra issued an extension Monday. The public-health emergency has been in place since January 2020 and was first issued by former President Donald Trump’s administration.

READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida READ MORE: Judge Said Surfside Collapse Survivors, Victims’ Families Will Receive $150 Million Initially In Compensation

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