[Action Alert] – Support SB 282 and Help Secure Health Care Access for More of Florida’s Children!

 Support SB 282 and Help Secure Health Care Access for More of Florida’s Children!


Thanks to the active support and engagement of Floridians, like you, members of the Health Innovation Subcommittee in the Florida House voted unanimously in favor of House Bill 7!  While this is a great first step, there is still a long way to go to ensure that approximately 25,000 of Florida’s lawfully residing immigrant children have access to high-quality, affordable health care.

Thanks to your tireless efforts, Chair Aaron Bean has put Senator Garcia’s SB 282 on Tomorrow’s agenda of the Health Policy Committee. Please call and thank Chair Bean for doing so.

SB 282 by Sen. Rene Garcia will be heard Tomorrow, March 25 at 2:00 PM in the Senate Health Policy Committee Room 412, Knott Building.

Currently, legally residing immigrant children are forced to wait 5 years before becoming eligible for Florida KidCare, our state’s subsidized health care program for children. By removing this 5-year ban, Senator Garcia’s bill will expand health care coverage to approximately 25,000 children.

Please join KidsWell Florida and help us make sure that our state’s lawmakers pass Senate Bill 282 during Florida’s 2014 legislative session. Click here to send a powerful message to your legislators BEFORE they vote at 2:00 pm Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 25th. Please contact the following members of the Senate Health Policy Committee NOW to let them know how important this bill is to you:

Senator Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood)

Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg)

Senator Oscar Braynon, II (D-Miami Gardens)  

Senator Anitere Flores (R-Miami)  

Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton)

Senator Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring)

Senator Arthenia L. Joyner (D-Tampa)


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  • Download these talking points (English and Spanish) to share or use when you contact or speak with your legislative contacts and community leaders.

Together, we can make this happen!

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