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Continuing the way to a more stable and secure future; a government that is efficient and effective

 

  • Major Changes
  • Health and Human Services Efficiencies
Medicaid Program ($2.1) billion

Medicaid

Maximizing the flexibility the state has regarding amount, duration and scope of services available under the Medicaid program: 

 

  • Medically Needy Adults will have physician, hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient and pharmacy services
  • Hospital inpatient days for non-pregnant adults have a maximum of 23 days per year
  • Emergency room visits for non-pregnant adults have a maximum of 12 visits per year
  • Hospital reimbursement rates will be established with a flat rate or "rate band" for different groups of hospitals that fall within a similar line of services
"Floridians need better health not more Health Care. It's not how much we spend on Medicaid, it is how we spend it."
- Governor Rick Scott
  • Public Safety Efficiencies
Consolidate Prison Beds ($67.4) million
Savings through Public-Private Partnerships ($24.4) million
Correctional Operational Efficiencies ($16.5) million
Clerks of Court Budget Efficiencies ($17.8) million
Reduce Excess Juvenile Residential Beds ($6.9) million
 
Justice Reform

With the continued decline in Florida's crime rate, crime volume, prison admissions, and a recent 4% reduction in Florida's recidivism rate, Florida taxpayers can save substantial dollars by eliminating excess prison capacity. Further, the budget recommends investments in programs and initiatives that have demonstrated results in further reducing Florida's crime and recidivism rate by ensuring that persons in Florida's prisons are rehabilitated and have greater success in remaining crime free once released from prison. The budget supports substance abuse treatment programs, education and vocational skill programs, faith and character-based programs, as well. Likewise, with the reduction in juvenile arrests and referrals to the juvenile justice system, excess juvenile residential beds can be eliminated and a portion of those savings redirected back into preventative services for youth and their families.
 
  • Statewide Policy Changes
State Group Health Insurance Program - Uniform Premiums ($46.3) million
People First System Contract ($1.6) million
Environment ($29.4) million
General Government ($34.6) million
Transportation and Economic Development ($29.1) million
Private Colleges and Universities ($20.4) million

Combined Ten Year History of Appropriations and Positions
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INTRODUCTIONSTEP 1
ACCOUNTABILITY BUDGETING
STEP 2
REDUCE GOVERNMENT SPENDING
STEP 3
REGULATORY REFORM
STEP 4
FOCUS ON JOB GROWTH AND RETENTION
STEP 5
WORLD CLASS EDUCATION
STEP 6
REDUCE TAXES
STEP 7
PHASE OUT FLORIDA'S CORPORATE INCOME TAX
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