Florida Agency for Health Care Administration http://blog.wlrn.org en Why Florida's Immigrant Children Must Wait Five Years For Health Care http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-floridas-immigrant-children-must-wait-five-years-health-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Florida, children who were born outside the United States -- and live here lawfully -- have to wait five years to qualify for the subsidized health care program known as Florida </span>KidCare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, and Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, are sponsoring legislation to drop the five-year waiting period.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The law made its third trip to the legislature this year, and will get its first hearing in the Senate committee Tuesday.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:38:46 +0000 Julia Duba 29705 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Florida's Immigrant Children Must Wait Five Years For Health Care Bill Would Eliminate Health-Care Enrollment Waiting Period For Immigrant Children http://blog.wlrn.org/post/bill-would-eliminate-health-care-enrollment-waiting-period-immigrant-children <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 107%;">Under Florida law, children who are born outside the United States and live here legally must wait five years to qualify for the subsidized health insurance known as Florida </span>Kidcare<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 107%;">.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:25:01 +0000 Julia Duba 28027 at http://blog.wlrn.org Bill Would Eliminate Health-Care Enrollment Waiting Period For Immigrant Children U.S. Justice Dept. Sues Florida Over Kids In Nursing Homes http://blog.wlrn.org/post/us-justice-dept-sues-florida-over-kids-nursing-homes <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal; ">Nearly a year after issuing a scathing investigative report, the U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that Florida has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by unnecessarily placing children with disabilities in nursing homes.</span></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:10:54 +0000 News Service of Florida 17842 at http://blog.wlrn.org U.S. Justice Dept. Sues Florida Over Kids In Nursing Homes State Proposes Changes To Keep Children With 'Highly Complex Medical Needs' At Home http://blog.wlrn.org/post/state-proposes-changes-keep-children-highly-complex-medical-needs-home <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.421875px; text-align: justify;">Trying to prevent what one official described as "white-knuckle moments" for families, the state plans to change the way it determines the home-based services that will be provided to children with highly complex medical needs.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.421875px; text-align: justify;"><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.421875px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-fami Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Jim Saunders 9181 at http://blog.wlrn.org State Proposes Changes To Keep Children With 'Highly Complex Medical Needs' At Home Florida One Step Closer To Providing Seniors With Long-Term Healthcare http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-one-step-closer-providing-seniors-long-term-healthcare <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.421875px; text-align: justify;">In another step toward transforming Medicaid into a statewide managed-care system, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration said Tuesday it has chosen five health plans to provide coverage to seniors who need long-term care.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Jim Saunders 7835 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida One Step Closer To Providing Seniors With Long-Term Healthcare