Real People, Real Stories

The stories and experiences of Floridians are important to understanding what works and what needs to change. Floridians deserve the opportunity to have their stories heard. 

The burden of Florida KidCare "full pay" has hit middle income Floridians especially hard. Full-pay families have incomes above 200% of the federal poverty limit, which is $51,500 for a family of four.

Floridians like Jennifer O., 38, from Palm Beach County have been de...

Last year, I began assisting a consumer, R.L. from Miami, in addressing insurance claims that were denied under his short-term health insurance plan. The cost of an ACA marketplace plan had gone up too much for the family, who did not qualify for tax credits, so they d...

November 18, 2018

Health insurance coverage is more than just a ticket to see a doctor when you need to. But in Florida where state lawmakers have refused Medicaid expansion, hard-working families are struggling to get ahead because of health care. Kristen’s family is just one of them.


Short-term health plans are being held up as the answer to a health care system that is overall too expensive and too often inaccessible. Lately, there has been an effort to make short-term plans more popular and to take away the ACA’s patient protections (like no pree...

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When it comes to changing the world, it is the real life stories that matter. They matter because they bring substance, detail, and urgency to those with the power to make decisions. 


Right now, it’s more important than ever to come forward and share your experiences.

By telling us your story, you help speak for people who may be facing issues just like yours. You have the opportunity to help change the future for millions of Americans.

How does it work?

Submit your story using the form below. After you submit your story, a member of our staff may contact you to learn more about your situation and to ensure that Florida Voices for Health understands your story in detail.

Florida Voices for Health will match participants with opportunities to share their stories publicly. Opportunities may include: requests from the media, policymakers, and advocates; use in our online efforts; and use in our policy briefs.

We will always ask your permission before we release any contact information or highlight your story, and you can always opt out of any opportunity.

By submitting your story you agree to our consent and release guidelines.

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