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CoverFlorida Plan Pushed

March 5th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

Low cost health plans under the new “CoverFlorida” plan went on sale in early January, but with no money to market the plans it is uncertain how any have been purchased.

That’s prompting Governor Charlie Crist to hit the road and market the plans today and tomorrow. The Governor began in Tallahassee where he told reporters there is a plan for everyone.

“People can choose preventive coverage only at an average of about twenty-four dollars a month” says Crist. “Or you can choose coverage that includes catastrophic and hospital care. Typically the preventive plans are cheaper. Fourteen of the 25 cover Florida plans that are available today have monthly premiums averaging $155.00 or less.”

The Governor was joined by State Senator and medical doctor Durell Peaden, a Republican from Pensacola. Peaden’s message is that the plans are working. “There are thousands of people all over Florida. These small preventative policies, these maintenance policies, and these more complicated policies for more complicated disease processes are overwhelmingly helpful for those people in everyday Florida” says Peaden.

The CoverFlorida Plan was approved by lawmakers last year. The policies are cheaper than most traditional plans because they do not always cover every medical condition.

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