Trump to spend $300 million to expand health care coverage in south Florida
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that will expand coverage for SSM patients in South Florida by $300,000 per year.
The order was signed by the president at the South Florida Marriott Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., a White House official said.
The health care law requires that insurers cover all SSM procedures including colonoscopies, lab work, and the procedure known as an endoscopy, according to a White Hall spokesman.
The plan, which was finalized last week, will also provide additional financial assistance for SSMs and will provide additional SSM services to SSM providers, including providing free lab services and endoscopical exam rooms, the official said in an email.
The president’s order covers all counties and states in the state of Florida.
SSM coverage will be expanded in counties in Orange County and Osceola County.
It will cover SSM facilities in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The order does not include the counties of Miami-Dade, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Palm Beach Gardens and Palm Bay counties.
The executive order provides $100 million to states to help cover SSMs costs.
It does not cover SSMS services at state hospitals, and it does not require insurers to provide SSM care, the White House said.
The SSM plan will allow patients in states that do not offer SSM to use Medicaid coverage to cover the cost of SSM.
The states that did not expand SSM insurance will receive up to $500 million from the federal government, the administration said.
Trump’s order will also allow SSM hospitals to offer outpatient services at the state level, and states will be able to set their own fees.
Trump, a Republican, has pledged to expand SSMs coverage in the wake of the government shutdown, and has said he is “making it happen.”