The state Agency for Health Care Administration on Wednesday will start holding a series of public hearings about a request to extend the $2.2 billion Low Income Pool program. The so-called LIP program, which funnels money to hospitals and other health providers that care for large numbers of low-income patients, is scheduled to expire June 30 unless it is extended by the federal government. Uncertainty about the future of the program has played a key role in a budget impasse in the Legislature. AHCA last week sent a request to the federal government to extend the program for two years. As part of that request, AHCA must hold public hearings and take public comment. The first hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, 6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Orlando. The second hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at an AHCA office in Miami-Dade County, 8333 N.W. 53rd St., Doral. The third hearing will be at 2 p.m. Friday at AHCA’s headquarters, 2727 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee.


Tallahassee Agency for Health Care Administration

2727 Mahan Drive

Building 3

Conference Room A

Tallahassee, FL 32308

Conference Call in #1-877-299-4502

Participant Code #265 591 27#


Public Notice Document Low Income Pool Amendment Request
Posted April 20, 2015