Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs—two national healthcare programs that benefit about 75 million Americans. Together with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), CMS runs the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a program that is expected to cover many of the approximately 10 million uninsured children in the United States.
Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Eligibility for Florida Medicaid is determined by the state’s Department of Children & Families and the Social Security Administration. DCF is committed to working in partnership with local communities to ensure safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency for the people they serve.
Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
The Florida Medicaid Program is administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Visit the Agency’s site for more information about Medicaid in Florida.
Florida Center for Medicaid and the Uninsured
The mission of the Florida Center for Medicaid and the Uninsured is to conduct research, policy analysis, and education on issues related to access, quality, and cost of health care for underserved populations. Critical to our mission is the timely dissemination of information to policy makers, providers and advocates.
Florida Department of Health
The mission of the Department of Health is to promote and protect the health and safety of all people in Florida through the delivery of quality public health services and the promotion of health care standards.
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
The mission of the Florida Office of Insurance is to ensure that insurance companies licensed to do business in Florida are financially viable, operating within the laws and regulations governing the insurance industry, and offering insurance policy products at fair and adequate rates which do not unfairly discriminate against the buying public.
Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) mission is to improve and expand access to quality health care for all. Its goal is to move toward 100% access to health care and 0 health disparities for all Americans. HRSA jointly administers the SCHIP program with CMS.
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major healthcare issues in the United States. Kaiser develops and runs its own research and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or major media companies. The mission of the Kaiser Family Foundation is to provide timely, reliable, and non-partisan information on national health issues to policymakers, the media, and the general public.
The Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) is a special staff unit of the Legislature created by state law under the oversight of the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee. OPPAGA examines agencies and programs to improve services and cut costs when directed by state law, the presiding officers, or the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee. OPPAGA supports the Florida Legislature by providing evaluative research and objective analyses to promote government accountability and the efficient and effective use of public resources.
The Urban Institute
The mission of The Urban Institute is to promote sound social policy and public debate on national priorities. The Urban Institute gathers and analyzes data, conducts policy research, evaluates programs and services, and educates Americans on critical issues and trends.