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Florida Healthy Kids Takes Proactive Steps During COVID-19 Outbreak

Thursday, April 2, 2020

From Lake Okeechobee News: “As the threat of COVID-19 impacts our state, it’s important we do all we can to lessen the financial burden this public health emergency has on Florida families.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Florida Gets Medicaid Dollars Via Coronavirus Relief Package

Thursday, March 26, 2020

From Tampa Bay Times: “In order for states to be eligible, they must not restrict Medicaid eligibility, nor are they allowed to raise premiums. They must also put a freeze on terminating coverage for those already enrolled in the program.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Question Mark on Use of Medicaid for COVID-19 Testing

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

From News4Jax: “States have been given authority to extend Medicaid to help pay the costs of COVID-19 testing for uninsured residents under a federal coronavirus relief measure passed last week.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.