Florida KidCare

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How did children-related issues fare during this past legislative session? While some Florida agency heads say it was a good one, others call it a mixed bag.

The children of legal immigrants to the U.S. and Florida would become immediately eligible for the state’s KidCare program. KidCare offers subsidized healthcare to low-income families.

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The state Legislature is on the verge of extending healthcare to thousands of Florida children.  Revisions to the KidCare program will cover children of legal immigrants.

The children of legal immigrants could soon gain access to the state’s KidCare program. KidCare offers subsidized health insurance to low- and middle-income families, and it has taken several years to get through the legislature.

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Twin bills floating through Florida’s legislature would make it easier for immigrant children to receive health care. Expanding KidCare for Florida children would cost just under five million dollars.

Leroy Carter is a recent immigrant to the U.S. About a month ago, he tried and failed to get health insurance for his child who is here. Carter says he makes too much as a part-time worker to qualify for some care. But his problem is also that he just arrived.

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