Imagine that more than 800,000 low-income Floridians do not have access to adequate medical care.
Instead of receiving recommended preventive-care medical screenings, they are primarily seen in emergency rooms when medical issues are critical, prognosis isn’t as good and medical expenses are dramatically higher.
By providing them quality health coverage, they can see a doctor regularly and get lifesaving cancer screenings and treatment when they need it, without facing huge medical bills.
The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network strongly urges Florida’s leaders to take full advantage of the federal funds that are available to the state.
These funds can provide thousands of families lifesaving health coverage through the Senate’s recently proposed plan, the Florida Health Insurance Affordability Exchange (FHIX) Program.
Donna Lundy, volunteer, ACS CAN, Miami Shores