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Senate Boss Hesitant to Back KidCare Bill

Senate President Don Gaetz says he’s reluctant to support a bill that would speed up the amount of time it takes legal immigrant children to enroll in the state KidCare insurance program. An estimated 25,000 children would qualify sooner for the subsidized insurance program for low- and moderate-income families, the News Service of Florida reports. The bills (HB 7 and SB 282) passed early committees, but no money has been set aside for the plan that would cost between $19 million and $27.5 million.