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Gov. DeSantis administration mum on how it plans to spend $622M in extra Medicaid payments

The state is not giving details on how it plans to distribute the majority of those funds to the direct service providers who care for the elderly and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Medicaid waitlist remains long after $95 million infusion

More than 22,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are on a waiting list for Medicaid services, budget documents show. That’s despite lawmakers targeting $95 million in additional funding this past spring to reduce the backlog.

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Families fight to maintain care for loved ones with developmental disabilities

Despite a recent increase in funding, many people with developmental disabilities, who already receive money from the state, are fighting for benefits.

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Florida COVID vaccine plan mostly bypasses developmentally disabled population

Little information is available about the state's plan for vaccinating the hundreds of thousands of Florida residents with developmental disabilities.

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Gov. DeSantis health budget wins praise — mostly

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposed $96.6 billion budget unveiled Thursday got high marks from most, but not all, health-care providers that treat poor, elderly and disabled Floridians.

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