Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 120434
   

File Number: 120434 File Type: Discussion Item Status: Add-on
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: IMPACTS EXPECTED AT JACKSON Introduced: 3/5/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 3/6/2012 Agenda Item Number: 6B4
Notes: Title: POTENTIAL MEDICAID CHANGES AND RELATED IMPACT TO JMH
Indexes: NONE
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 3/6/2012 6B4 Presented
REPORT: Chairman Martinez introduced the foregoing discussion item into the record. Commissioner Heyman expressed concern regarding an existing legislative item that required counties to contribute toward the Medicaid-funded share for services within the healthcare system. She stated that the County already absorbed a large amount of un-reimbursed costs for charitable care and the subject legislation would cost Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) approximately $30-$40 million. Commissioner Heyman noted this would eliminate JMH’s ability to stay solvent to continue providing health services, and pursuing other courses planned by Mr. Migoya and the Financial Recovery Board. She stated the time to speak up was now and expressed concern that the Dade Delegation had targeted, rather than supported Miami-Dade County in some legislation. She pointed out that the Dade Delegation’s Chair was also the Majority Leader in the Florida House of Representatives. Commissioner Heyman encouraged her colleagues to reach out to members of the Dade Delegation and inform them that the County could not afford to pay the Medicaid contribution. She challenged the JMH staff to identify alternative sources to replace the $30-$40 million Medicaid contribution and avoid a decrease in services. Commissioner Heyman noted the Florida Association of Counties was no longer negotiating and was now opposing the issue, pointing out that 29 counties supported Miami-Dade in this matter. Chairman Martinez stressed that this would be the biggest economic hit that Miami-Dade would suffer this year. He pointed out that a few days remained before session and those who wished to reach out should do so.

County Manager 3/5/2012 Additions 3/6/2012

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