Welcome to Health Law Practice Area

This area is password protected. Membership and full access is available only to Florida legal services attorneys and legal services paralegals.  All others by express permission of practice area leader only.

New Federal CHIP Law Will Protect Florida's Children

Joan Alker and the Center for Children and Families have published a new report about how the new CHIP law will work for Florida children and families.  Read more about it and check out the interactive map at the Florida Health Justice Project website.  


New Advocate's Guide to the Florida Medicaid Program Published

You can review the guide on the web at the Florida Health Justice Project's website or in our library if you're a member of the practice area.  The guide is 24-pages long and completely up-to-date covering everything the conscientious practitioner needs to know - including 128 legal citations.  The Guide was co-authored by leading experts Miriam Harmatz, co-director of Florida Health Justice Project, Margaret Kosyk of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc., and Jazmine-Janine Dykes, a third-year law student at the University of Miami School of Law.


The Florida Policy Institute (FPI) has compiled county snapshots with data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Georgetown Center for Children and Families and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, along with local Medicaid expenditure figures provided to FPI by the state Agency on Health Care Administration.


Visit the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) website for national resources regarding health care reform efforts.



See the new Kaiser Family Foundation publication that provides helpful background information on Florida’s Medicaid program and the implications of reduced federal financing in a Medicaid block grant or per capita cap.