Children’s Health

[Comunicado De Prensa] – Los 436,000 Niños Sin Seguro Médico en la Florida

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA 21 de noviembre de 2013 Contacto: Leah Barber-Heinz / 850-294-6087 / [email protected] Damien Filer / 850-212-1858 / [email protected] El Reporte de la Universidad de Georgetown Encuentra Buenas Noticias Para Los Niños de la Florida Aunque las tasas han bajado, mucho más trabajo se requiere para poder cubrir los 436,000 niños sin seguro […]

Florida’s 436,000 Uninsured Children

PRESS STATEMENT November 20, 2013 Contact:  Leah Barber-Heinz / 850-294-6087 / [email protected] Damien Filer / 850-212-1858 / [email protected] Georgetown University Report Finds Good News for Florida Children Though rates are down, there is much work to be done to cover Florida’s 436,000 uninsured children A new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and […]

Guaranteed Medicaid Eligibility for Young Adults Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most young adults who have aged out of Florida’s foster care system will be eligible for Medicaid until they turn 26. Click here for a fact sheet on Guaranteed Medicaid Eligibility for Young Adults who have aged out of Foster Care.

A chilly reception for Family new to Florida

When Maria Cataldo’s family moved from cold Ontario, Canada to sunny Florida in June 2004, they experienced a very chilly reception. The Cataldos arrived in Florida unaware that a five-year wait was in place for children to receive subsidized health insurance. Maria, now 24, was 15 at the time of the move, was looking forward […]

Child with Autism, Asperger’s and Asthma in Need of Florida KidCare

Kenneth Moore’s son Aaron, 13, is in a tough position. He is autistic, has Asperger’s disorder, and suffers from asthma. Aside from his medical conditions, Aaron is also currently uninsured and not receiving the routine care he needs for his conditions. Aaron’s Medicaid coverage was terminated when his father began receiving Social Security Disability benefits. […]

KidCare program there for family when they needed it

The Cruz family had been using the Florida KidCare program for their two oldest children without major incidents since 2007. Overall, the family was happy with the program and very happy to have the peace of mind of having affordable health insurance for their kids. However, during the initial months of being in the program, […]

Florida’s KidCare Toolbox

Read this report published by KidsWell Florida which consists of information about how kids currently access health care and practical ways to improve Florida’s KidCare program in order to cover more children.

Today – Child Advocates Released “Toolbox” Report on Florida’s Uninsured Kids

PRESS RELEASE: October 30, 2012 Contact: Leah Barber-Heinz, Communications Director, 850-294-6087, [email protected] On today’s tele-press call, impacted families and advocates will discuss barriers and solutions to the high rates of uninsured children in Florida Florida – Florida ranks 3rd in the nation in the number of uninsured kids, despite the tireless work of child advocates in […]

Tomorrow – Tele-Press Conference: FL Child Advocates to Release “Toolbox” Report on Uninsured Kids

MEDIA ADVISORY: October 29, 2012 Contact: Leah Barber-Heinz, Communications Director, 850-294-6087; [email protected] In response to the high rate of Florida’s uninsured children, KidsWell Florida has developed a valuable resource on increasing access to health care for children   Florida – Though Florida has made great strides in improving access to health care to children in recent […]

Nine year old’s mother looks forward to getting KidCare coverage

Arie Strobel and her daughter, Eve, 9, are both without health insurance. Eva’s father died in 2009 and the small business he ran shut down and the health insurance plan she and her mother were covered on was terminated. It was a “troubling and stressful” time for Arie and her daughter as she worked to […]