Zika virus highlights health care shortage in Florida
from Public News Service
As the Zika virus continues to spread, Gov. Rick Scott is urging pregnant women to talk with their doctors about prevention strategies, which is no easy task for many Florida women caught in the so-called coverage gap. House Minority Leader Mark Pafford, who also is the CEO of the health advocacy group Florida CHAIN (Community Health Action Information Network), says the governor's advice makes no sense to the estimated 200,000 Florida women who can't afford marketplace insurance, but don't qualify for traditional Medicaid.
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