Resource Logo
CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update

FLORIDA: Magic Johnson's Medicaid Plan for HIV/AIDS Expands to Broward


South Florida Business Journal (Fort Lauderdale) (02.07.13)

NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson announced in April that he had purchased a minority portion of the Coral Gables, Fla., Simply Healthcare Plans. Johnson said that this managed care plan would launch Clear Health Alliance as a Medicaid HMO for HIV/AIDS patients in Miami-Dade County. Johnson will be the face of the marketing campaign. Florida state regulators have given Simply Healthcare Plans approval to expand to Broward County, which ranks second in the United States for AIDS cases per capita; Miami-Dade ranks first. According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Coral Gables-based MBF Healthcare Partners is the majority owner of Simply Healthcare Plans. As of September 30, 2011, membership in the plan includes 28,624 Medicaid; 3,858 Medicare; and 2,119 Healthy Kids members.


Copyright © 2013 -CDC Prevention News Update, Publisher. All rights reserved to Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD. The CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention provides the following information as a public service only. Providing synopses of key scientific articles and lay media reports on HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis does not constitute CDC endorsement. This daily update also includes information from CDC and other government agencies, such as background on Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) articles, fact sheets, press releases and announcements. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update should be cited as the source of the information. Contact the sources of the articles abstracted below for full texts of the articles.

Information in this article was accurate in February 11, 2013. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.