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.
Florida KidCare is the umbrella brand for the four government-sponsored health insurance programs – Medicaid, MediKids, Florida Healthy Kids and the Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Health Plan – that together provide a seamless continuum of coverage for Florida children from birth through the end of age 18. Florida KidCare can also be a solution for dental coverage for enrolled children.
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.
DENTAL CARE RESOURCES
There are a few nonprofit programs suggested by the Florida Dental Association which may be of some help to your or someone you know. Please note that Florida KidCare also has dental resources for children participating in their program.