State launches campaign to get more kids insured - FOX 13 News

State launches campaign to get more kids insured

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TALLAHASSEE (FOX 13) -

Florida is launching a campaign to help reduce the number of kids who have don't have health insurance.

Right now, families who don't have insurance for their kids can get it through the subsidized KidCare program

But not everyone who can benefit knows about it. So today, the state launched the "Kids Oughta be Covered" awareness campaign.

Officials want people to know the program offers health insurance to more than two million children in Florida. They receive comprehensive health care, including doctor and hospital visits, immunizations, prescriptions and dental care.

The number of uninsured kids in Florida has gone down from about 17 percent to 13 percent.

For more information about KidCare health insurance, go online to www.floridakidcare.org

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