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Need shelter tonight? Need food tomorrow? Just endure a natural disaster? Need to pay rent by the end of the week? This need for immediate assistance may be met by emergency-based organizations in your area.

HealthCare.gov

#GetCovered! As a result of the Affordable Care Act, you are now able to find coverage that my fit your budget. You have now until March 28th, 2014 to take advantage of the this new system of healthcare.

Florida KidCare  

Florida KidCare is our state's health insurance program for uninsured children 18 and under. It is made up of four parts: MediKids, Healthy Kids, the Children's Medical Services (CMS) network for children with special health care needs, and Medicaid for children. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare will check which program your child may be eligible for based on age and family income.

Eligibility

Florida KidCare is for children, not adults. To qualify, a child must meet all of these qualifications:
  • Under age 19
  • Uninsured
  • Meet family income eligibility requirements
  • Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen
  • Not be the dependent of a state employee eligible for health insurance
  • Not be in a public institution

Cost

  • There is no charge for KidCare Medicaid
  • A child who is a member of a federally recognized Native American tribes may qualify for no-cost Florida KidCare coverage
  • You may have to pay small charges or co-payments for some services
  • For other Florida KidCare programs, monthly premiums depend on your household's size and income. Most families pay $15 or $20 a month. If you need to pay more, Florida KidCare will let you know. Make checks or money orders payable to Florida KidCare. Do not send cash. If your child (or children) is approved for Medicaid or denied coverage, your premium payment will be refunded

Florida Medicaid  

Florida Medicaid is the medical assistance program that provides access to health care for low-income families and individuals. Medicaid also assists aged and disabled people with the costs of nursing facility care and other medical expenses. Eligibility for Medicaid is usually based on the family's or individual's income and assets.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan  

The Medicare Prescription Drug Plan gives you a choice of prescription plans that offer various types of coverage. You may be able to get extra help to pay for the premiums, annual deductible, and co-payments related to the Medicare Prescription Drug program. However, you must be enrolled in a Medicare Prescription Drug plan to get this extra help.

Planned Parenthood  

The six Planned Parenthood health centers in Florida provide a wide range of safe, reliable health care — and more than 90 percent is preventive, low-cost, primary care, which helps prevent unintended pregnancies through contraception, reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections through testing and treatment, and screen for cervical and other cancers.