Improving Access to Medicaid in Florida


Lawsuit is Filed on Behalf of Children Reliant on Medicaid for Care

The lawsuit was filed in November, 2005, on behalf of the Florida Pediatric Society and twelve children, representing a class of low-income children and families who have faced gross inadequacies in access to healthcare as a result of low fees paid to doctors and dentists who participate in Florida’s Medicaid program.

In the year prior to filing, 44% of eligible children received no health care check-ups and 75% received no dental examinations. More than 500,000 enrolled Florida children received no preventive health care services at all.