KidCare For Legal Immigrant Passes First Senate Panel

March 26, 2014

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SB 282, a bill that would extend KidCare coverage to legally residing immigrant children, passed by a vote of 7-2 after being heard by the Senate Health Policy Committee. It’s an encouraging step in the right direction for the approximately 25,000 children who currently have to wait 5 years before they are allowed access to Florida KidCare. The House companion bill (HB 7), sponsored by Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, next comes up in the House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, but hasn’t been placed on the agenda yet. Click here to send a powerful message to your legislators in support of this bill and the effort to give every kid a chance at a healthy childhood.

Read more about the Senate Health Policy Committee vote here.

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