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Intersection: Puerto Rico Headed For Healthcare Crisis?


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Puerto Rico Secretary of State Luis Rivera-Marin. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Puerto Rican officials are warning the island’s healthcare system is heading for collapse.  Almost half of the island’s residents are covered by Medicaid, but unlike the states, Puerto Rico’s Medicaid funding is capped,  and officials say the money’s running out.

Puerto Rico’s secretary of state Luis Rivera-Marin says one of the reasons residents have been leaving the island for states like Florida is to seek out better healthcare. He says if the healthcare system collapses, Florida will feel the impact.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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