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Advocates for low income families support some of the changes, but fear reform will mean a major reduction in benefits.

“I’m not sure how you get to the reduction if you’re not cutting services,” said Karen Woodall, the Director of the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy.

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“I’m not sure how you get to the reduction if you’re not cutting services,” said Karen Woodall of the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy.

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Florida might try to withdraw from Medicaid PDF  | Print |  E-mail

But it's not clear that the state would actually be willing to leave the program, said Karen Woodall, interim executive director of the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy, a think tank in Tallahassee that focuses on issues for low- and middle-income families. Woodall said that move would cause an uproar among medical-care providers that count on Medicaid dollars to help fund their operations.

"We're not going to make that up somewhere else," she said. "That would be a very ridiculous thing to do."

 
Medicaid threat: A game of chicken PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Karen Woodall, a longtime social-services lobbyist, also said hospitals and other types of medical providers would object because they receive a large chunk of the federal money to care for Medicaid patients.

"We're not going to make that up somewhere else,'' she said.

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"Governor Scott said he wanted to present the most conservative budget in the nation," said Alan Stonecipher of the nonprofit Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy.

"It certainly appears to be hugely pro-business which was his stated intention," Stonecipher added. "I would say Florida is right in the mix, or maybe leading the nation, in a movement to, in effect, eviscerate government."

 

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The mission of the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy is to conduct independent research, develop new ideas, and advise policymakers on state fiscal and economic policy.  The Center pays particular attention to policy impacts on low- and moderate-income individuals, families and neighborhoods, workers, and small businesses.  The Center works to heighten public awareness of the need to adequately fund programs that improve opportunities, choices, quality of life outcomes, and the economic well-being of all Floridians.