CRITICAL CARE FUND
The Critical Care Fund supports Florida Medicaid patients (who are overwhelmingly children) access the highly specialized care they need for even the most complex procedures. It is currently supported by around $300 million.
The 28 Florida hospitals who depend on the Critical Care Fund provide lifesaving, intensive care to a majority of children and many adults who are critically ill or injured. These 28 Florida hospitals:
Care for 72% of the most critical newborn patients
Treat 73% of the most critical pediatric & 33% of most critical adult patients
Perform 82% of pediatric transplants & 45% of adult transplants
Train 48% of tomorrow’s doctors
Highly specialized healthcare should not only be available to those with private insurance.
Every life matters and every child in Florida deserves access to the highest level of care. The Critical Care Fund ensures that the 28 hospitals in Florida (out of 242 in the state) that treat almost 50% of Florida’s Medicaid patient load are reimbursed fairly so they can continue to provide high quality care to all.