Why 257,000 Florida Kids Don’t Have Health & Dental Coverage

It’s a staggering number, right? According to Florida KidCare, approximately 257,000 kids in our state don’t have health and dental coverage. And why is that? Because many families haven’t applied. It’s oftentimes that simple.

I’m so excited to announce that my family and I have partnered with Florida KidCare to share what we think is extremely important information with Modern Boca Mom readers over the next few months. As kids get back into the swing of school after summer…and a hurricane, it’s now that time of year to make sure you have all of the essential tools in place to keep your kids happy and healthy.

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Apply for Florida KidCare HERE
But what is Florida KidCare Florida Health and Dental Coverage?

Florida KidCare is designed specifically with kids in mind. Their coverage provides children with access to the services they need at each stage of growth and development. Health and dental services are delivered through quality plans that offer a choice of local doctors, dentists, specialists, hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare providers.

Yes, Florida KidCare does include free, subsidized and full-pay options based on family income/household size and most families pay nothing at all! However, families who do not qualify for free or subsidized coverage may purchase a competitively priced Florida health and dental coverage full-pay plan. That was news to me!

Florida Health and Dental Coverage
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Florida KidCare came in extremely handy for my family in 2014 when I lost my job and decided to become a full-fledged MOMpreneur. #dailybocaavery was less than a year old and I was pretty much freaking out that I wouldn’t be able to afford her pediatrician visits. Luckily, I didn’t have to worry. Watch this video to learn more about that challenging time in our lives:

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Did you know the 5 counties in Florida with the highest number of uninsured children are Miami-­Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Orange and Hillsborough? If you don’t have Florida health and dental coverage, what’s holding you back from exploring Florida KidCare? Enrollment is open NOW, so don’t delay and apply today!

Apply for Florida KidCare HERE
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Sponsored: This post was sponsored by Florida KidCare. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.