Florida Healthy Kids

Federal funding that provides insurance for nearly 340,000 Florida kids will expire in September unless Congress acts. It’s called the  Children’s Health Insurance Program and it supports kids who don’t qualify for Medicaid.

MGN Online

Florida pediatricians will be able to test babies for more diseases under a new law signed by Governor Rick Scott.

Florida Senate

Sen. Joe Negron (R-Plant City) has released his proposal to cover an additional million low-income people who would have otherwise been eligible for Medicaid under the federal healthcare law.

The proposal will be heard Thursday in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Florida lawmakers continue to weigh whether to implement optional parts of the federal healthcare overhaul law. That includes the questions of if, when and how to set up an online website where people can shop and compare insurance plans. Many have suggested converting some of the state’s existing programs.

"It really makes no sense to compete with a subsidized insurance offering,” says Florida Health Choices CEO Rose Naff.