Florida's medicaid reform: Informed consumer choice?

Academic Article


  • Florida is among the first states to implement Medicaid reform using a competitive consumer choice model. Using data from a 2006-07 Kaiser Family Foundation survey of Medicaid recipients newly enrolled in Florida's reform program, we examine how well they understood the changes taking place and their experiences in selecting a health plan. We find important gaps in people's understanding of major components of the reform: About 30 percent were not aware that they were enrolled in reform, and more than half had trouble understanding plan information. These problems were not particular to any group but instead were experienced broadly across the full Medicaid population. ©2008 Project HOPE-The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.
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  • Health Affairs  Journal
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    Author List

  • Coughlin TA; Long SK; Triplett T; Artiga S; Lyons B; Duncan RP; Hall AG
  • Volume

  • 27
  • Issue

  • 6