A bill that would extend low-cost KidCare health insurance to roughly 25,000 children of legal immigrants has gotten further in the Florida Senate than ever before, but remains stalled in the House.
After lawmakers scuttled the idea last year, a Senate committee has backed a proposal to help immigrant children get health coverage in the KidCare program.
A bill that would extend low-cost KidCare health insurance coverage to the children of legal immigrants faces legislative roadblocks — not the least of them the doubts of Senate President Don Gaetz.
A program to help Florida kids who are poor, but not poor enough for Medicaid, is not growing despite a poor economy that’s leaving parents without extra money or, in some cases, jobs and health insurance for their families.
Your children may be eligible for health insurance though Florida KidCare – a program that offers affordable, high quality health insurance for uninsured children.