On April 12, 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had agreed to continue funding Florida’s Low-Income Pool (LIP) at more than $1.5 billion annually. The LIP program is a federal matching program made possible by the state’s 1115 Medicaid waiver; it provides federal funds to Florida safety net hospitals to cover costs of care provided to the Medicaid, underinsured, and uninsured populations. The program makes quarterly, lump-sum payments to Florida’s hospitals, children’s hospitals, medical schools, county health departments, and federally qualified health clinics . . .