Tell Sick Rick "NO" to Medicaid Privatization

Rick Scott and the extremist legislature are attacking effective health care programs like Medicaid that provide Florida's most vulnerable - our children, seniors, and people with disabilities - with the health care they need by cutting reimbursement rates to hospitals and nursing homes and forcing some children out of the program altogether.

Rick's Attacks On Medicaid Are Making Florida's Vulnerable Sick

Florida's Medicaid program provides basic, yet essential health care to our state's most vulnerable: our children, seniors, and people with disabilities. Without Medicaid, it's likely these populations would go without health care coverage. Without a strong Medicaid program, Floridians who need health care coverage the most will fall through the cracks.

Gov. Rick Scott is nonetheless attacking Medicaid. His budget proposal would:

  • Cut $2 billion from Medicaid- healthcare for very poor children, seniors and persons with disabilities.
  • Eliminate the Medically Needy program that serves chronically ill Floridians not eligible for Medicaid such as transplant survivors, cancer, lupus and other patients
  • Cut $14 million from the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (services and provider rates to persons with developmental disabilities)

Currently, the FL legislature is taking Scott’s lead and their proposals would do the following:

  • 7% cut to hospitals, reduction in in-patient and out-patient stays
  • 2.5% cut to nursing homes
  • Limit emergency room visits to 12 a year for non-pregnant adults
  • Limit home health visits for adults
  • Limit general physician visits to 2/month for adults
  • Eliminate chiropractic and podiatrist visits (adults only)
  • Cut Minority Health Initiatives “Closing the Gap” grants by $2.7 million.
  • Eliminate Medicaid for Foster “Kids” ages 22-23

This is not the leadership we need from Tallahassee. Take a stand, speak up, and tell Sick Rick "NO" to Medicaid privatization. 

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signed 2014-02-21 14:50:11 -0500
signed 2012-12-07 13:43:19 -0500
Its your JOB to take care of Fl residents, Mr. Scott, not throw us under the bus. “NO” to medicaid privatization.
signed 2012-12-07 13:43:18 -0500
Its your JOB to take care of Fl residents, Mr. Scott, not throw us under the bus. “NO” to medicaid privatization.
posted about this on Facebook 2012-11-16 11:17:52 -0500
Sign the petition: Medicaid Petition
signed via 2012-11-16 11:14:29 -0500
signed via 2012-11-15 00:52:58 -0500
signed via 2012-11-14 18:24:32 -0500
Why don’t you just Cut All the Taxpayer Benefits that You & Your Cronies get ??? Your Healthcare, etc !!! You WILL Be Voted Out in 2014 !!!
signed via 2012-11-14 17:10:23 -0500
No to medicaid privatization!
signed 2012-11-08 16:51:17 -0500
signed 2012-11-08 10:14:58 -0500
As a mother of a child with severe disabilities I am signing this petition. The Gov. Scott had zero compation for person with disabilities, he made severe cuts to this vulnerable population , cuting respite, companion, even transportation and Adult Day Training, making thise population more SEGREGATED. Enough is Enough.
signed 2012-07-02 17:22:37 -0400
signed 2012-03-03 22:29:49 -0500
signed 2012-02-28 15:23:36 -0500
signed 2012-02-26 07:41:57 -0500
Stop the dictatorship of the right! Keep your hands off of our benefits!
signed 2012-02-23 15:58:13 -0500
signed 2012-02-22 20:46:16 -0500
Will be glad to vote Tricky Ricky out—as will everyone else with an FRS pension!
signed 2012-02-21 12:09:16 -0500
signed 2012-02-20 23:22:35 -0500
signed 2012-02-20 21:57:38 -0500
signed 2012-02-20 14:17:21 -0500
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