April 14, 2016

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Report: 143,000 Hispanic Children Uninsured in Florida

The number of uninsured Hispanic children in Florida declined by about 2.3 percentage points between 2013 and 2014, according to a report by KidsWell Florida, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, and National Council of La Raza. The report’s authors attribute the reduction in the uninsured rate to the success of outreach and enrollment […]

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April 5, 2016

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Florida Children’s Health Expert Shares Insights on Major Turning Point for Immigrant Kids

By Diana Ragbeer, The Children’s Trust On Thursday, March 17, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 5101 into law, thereby lifting the five-year waiting period for lawfully residing immigrant children to receive subsidized CHIP and Medicaid through Florida KidCare. This makes Florida the 31st state to take advantage of the provision known as the Legal Immigrant Children’s […]

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March 9, 2016

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Children’s Medical Services Network: A Tip Sheet for Families

In light of recent changes to the Children’s Medical Services Network (CMSN) program, KidsWell Florida has developed a tip sheet for parents to ensure that families are aware of their coverage options and can share their story to help impact the upcoming hearing on the clinical eligibility screening tool. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PARENT […]

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February 18, 2016

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Improvement, But Not Success, on Health Insurance for Children

By Lyle Adriano, Insurance Business America The proportion of children without health insurance in Florida has dropped, according to a recently published study. The state’s figure, however, remains above the national average, marking Florida as one of the five states with the highest rates of uninsured children in the country. The study, released Feb. 11 by […]

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