• Description

Florida's new Medicaid plan -- called the Managed Medical Assistance program -- will move nearly all of the state's Medicaid beneficiaries into managed-care plans. This new plan, approved in June 2013, is the final chapter in a Medicaid reform effort that is almost a decade old. Drawing on experiences from that decade of experimentation, the new plan incorporates significant consumer protections, some unique to Florida. Most of these protections establish the need for ongoing oversight and public input, creating opportunities for stakeholder monitoring and comment