FCFEP-Job Loss, Driver In Medicaid Growth

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Increases in Medicaid enrollment and reductions in state revenue are simultaneous consequences of the recession that began in 2007. In the report, The Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy, stated Medicaid enrollment and unemployment levels have varied nearly proportionately (almost a one-to-one basis) since the onset of the economic downturn. In spite of this, the report also stated that unemployed workers have not been able to universally qualify for and enroll in Medicaid.