KidCare New Rules
Thousands of immigrant families have been in limbo waiting to learn if a new law lets their children obtain Florida Medicaid or low-cost Florida KidCare health insurance without a five-year wait.
Until now, it was unclear which categories of lawfully residing immigrant families would benefit from the new law that started on July 1. Now they know. About 17,000 can qualify to avoid the waiting period and get coverage immediately for children under age 19.