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Medicaid subsidizing employers?

Ten employers in Florida, several of whom are receiving substantial tax breaks from the state, have a total of 49,100 employees enrolled in Medicaid. Florida is one of the few states that does not require employers receiving such tax breaks to provide health insurance as a requirement for the subsidy.
The subsidized companies, WalMart, Publix Super Markets, Winn-Dixie Stores, Burger King Corp. and Walgreen Co have an estimated 29,900 employees and/or family members enrolled in Medicaid.
According to the St. Petersburg Times,
“Combined, these five firms have been approved by the state for up to $10.8-million in tax credits and tax refunds for at least 3,805 jobs

Joe Paduda is the principal of Health Strategy Associates



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