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Low Scores for Florida in Children’s Healthcare

The Commonwealth Fund recently conducted a survey which looked at equity, availability, cost and quality among the states in the area of children’s healthcare. The results did not look favorably on Florida which was ranked second lowest after Oklahoma. It seems that needy children are suffering due to fees that parents cannot afford, and that scores on access and equity were lowest. There is a severe deficiency in the number of school nurses in Florida’s schools, and considering that many children depend on this as a source of care, this relates to low scores on access. Also, for people with individual insurance or Medicair, it can be difficult to find a participating pediatrician or child specialist. What can be done to make healthcare for children more accessible in Florida?


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