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October 21, 2012


The stark reality: Uninsured Florida children are needlessly suffering.
We must do better! 

Take Vanessa Mishkit’s son, for example, who was born at 36 weeks with multiple congenital anomalies. He was not supposed to survive, but he did. The family was not eligible for Medicaid or any other assistance. Between the stay in the NICU, numerous subsequent hospitalizations, equipment and nursing services, he was dropped from one insurance company and not picked up by another because of “pre-existing conditions.” His million dollar limit was met before he was a year old. Many times, they had to choose between buying medicine, going to the doctor and putting food on the table.

The Mishkit family is just one example of parents trying to make ends meet to support their kids while being plagued with serious medical issues. Unfortunately, there are many more families in Florida facing similar health and financial hardship.

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