Epilepsy Florida Health News


“Kids Oughta Be Covered”

If your children need health coverage, they may be eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – known in Florida as Kidcare –  which provides low-cost health insurance in families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. Enrollment in Kidcare is year-round. Enroll this summer and your children can get the physicals and […]


Medicaid: Largest Public Health Insurance Program Covers 1 in 5 Americans

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – known as Kidcare in Florida – provide free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans, including some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Even though Florida hasn’t expanded Medicaid to cover all people below certain income levels and […]


Essential Health Benefits under the ACA

Getting health coverage is just the first step to healthy and happy. Knowing how to use your health coverage effectively is what comes next. Every health insurance plan purchased on the health marketplace comes with “Essential Health Benefits (EHBs).” Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), every health plan sold on the health marketplace and in […]


ACA offers healthcare & financial security: David Mendoza’s story

Posted on June 13, 2017 by efofhealthnews David Mendoza knows how much health coverage matters. It was a hard-won lesson that nearly cost him his life. But it could have also cost his family’s financial security. David Mendoza with his son, Kai Mendoza owns a small tree-trimming business in Miami, Florida.  In 2016, while removing […]


More Older Adults at Risk of Losing Health Insurance with ACA Reforms

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Susana Septimo no longer wages a desperate balancing act between staying healthy or going bankrupt. Susana, age 62, has diabetes and glaucoma. She is a housekeeper and has no health insurance through her work. Before she purchased a health marketplace through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), she struggled […]


Ron Sarraf, a Valley Fever survivor, has hope because of the Affordable Care Act

Ron Sarraf (r) with his husband, Daniel Berrios and step-son, Adam Berrios                 In 2006, Ron Sarraf was driving through Napa Valley in California when the spores of a fungi plant happened to be wafting through the dry, desert air.  Serraf had the misfortune to breathe in those spores, which unbeknownst to him, carried the fungal disease coccidioidomycosis, […]


Empower Yourself to be Healthy

Can we talk? Empower yourself to be healthy. #WomensHealth week is the perfect time to schedule that annual exam you’ve been putting off. Did you know that Pap tests lower the number of new cervical cancers and deaths by more than 80%. Regular screenings and check-ups save lives. Well-woman visits include a full checkup, separate […]


Wellness Wednesday: Get Moving to Stay Healthy

Everyone benefits from regular physical activity, which can be anything that gets you moving. A good goal is 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate activity each week but studies have shown that even less can bring mental and physical health benefits. Start at a comfortable level. If you haven’t been active before and are […]


Walk the Talk for Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with Epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. You can help by participating in our annual fundraising campaigns at the Walk-the-Talk events. This weekend:  Saturday, May 6 in Miami and Sunday, May 7 in Broward […]