Improving Access to Medicaid in Florida


Plaintiffs File for Preliminary Injunction

In March of 2011, the Law Center filed a motion for preliminary injunction on behalf of the plaintiffs, asking the court to compel Florida’s Medicaid program to raise its reimbursement rates to a level that would ensure Florida children enrolled in Medicaid can access care through the rest of the trial.

The motion followed testimony from senior Medicaid officials confirming that reimbursement rates paid to dentists have only been increased 13% in the last 24 years, though dentists’ costs have increased by over 50%. The motion points out clear evidence that the low fees paid to physicians and dentists have left hundreds of thousands of children without adequate or timely care, causing irreparable harm to the children.