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Insurance rates in children's health program to rise

Insurance rates in children's health program to rise

Thousands of children in the Florida Healthy Kids health-insurance program will see their rates jump as of Oct. 1 -- and state officials are blaming the federal Affordable Care Act. The increases don't affect all children covered by the Florida Healthy Kids Corp., most of whom get subsidized insurance. But the increases affect children whose families pay the full amount for coverage. "Despite the federal government's assurances that rates would drop and access would improve -- insurance rates increased, many providers canceled coverage, and the makeup of our coverage was forced to change," Healthy Kids CEO Rebecca Matthews wrote last week to families that are...

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