This paper updates the report released on Nov. 10, 2014, and includes a more in depth discussion of intergovernmental transfers (IGTs) and the Navigant Report.

Florida Legal Services and the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association released a report on February 27, 2015 explaining the background and status of scheduled Medicaid funding cuts to county health care providers.  The report also examined data related to new revenue available to providers (and that would far more than offset the potential cuts) if the Florida Legislature accepts federal funding for extending health care coverage to low income residents.

Florida Legal Services and the League of Women Voters of Hillsborough released a new report on January 29, 2015 that looks at the impact that scheduled cuts to safety-net health care providers will have on indigent care in Hillsborough County and how those losses would be more than offset if the Florida Legislature accepted federal funding to expand coverage.

A new report by Florida Legal Services, Space Coast Health Foundation, and Brevard County Legal Aid on how drastic cuts to safety-net funding will increase the risk of inadequate health care for low-income Brevard County residents will be released on January 14, 2015

Florida Legal Services' Miami Advocacy Offices attorneys Miriam Harmatz and Charlotte Joseph Cassel have been working with community allies to show the urgent need for Medicaid Expansion in Florida. Their new report shows the economic incentives at play and the high cost of failing to provide for our communities' health care needs. This report was updated on March 19, 2015

For press inquiries or more information on the report contact:

Miriam Harmatz at or
Charlotte Cassel at