Press Statements / Releases

Press Statement: Florida CHAIN CEO Leah Barber-Heinz Reacts to House Vote on Senate Bill 2-A

Press Statement Contact: Leah Barber-Heinz | 850.294.6087 | [email protected]              Ana Tinsly | 646.331.4765 | [email protected] Press Statement: Florida CHAIN CEO Leah Barber-Heinz Reacts to House Vote on Senate Bill 2-A In response to the House’s vote against adopting Senate Bill 2-A, Leah Barber-Heinz, CEO of Florida CHAIN, had this to […]

Press Statement – Uninsured Millennials, Health Advocates Deliver 13,000 Petition Signatures Urging Speaker Crisafulli to Close the Coverage Gap

For Immediate Release June 2, 2015 CONTACT: Sarah Lovenheim, [email protected], 585-746-8281 Ana Tinsly, [email protected], 646-331-4765 Uninsured Millennials, Health Advocates Deliver 13,000 Petition Signatures Urging Speaker Crisafulli to Close the Coverage Gap (Tallahassee, FL) Millennials, students, and health advocates delivered more than 13,000 petition signatures to House Speaker Crisalli’s office on Tuesday, June 2, calling for […]

Uninsured Millennials, Health Advocates to Unveil Scroll of 13,000 Petition Signatures Urging Speaker Crisafulli to Close the Coverage Gap

Media Advisory: May 29, 2015 Contact: Sarah Lovenheim, [email protected], 585-746-8281 Uninsured Millennials, Health Advocates to Unveil Scroll of 13,000 Petition Signatures Urging Speaker Crisafulli to Close the Coverage Gap [Tallahassee] — On Tuesday, June 2, health advocates and Millennials falling in Florida’s coverage gap will be delivering petitions urging the house to come to an […]

STATEMENT – FL CHAIN Reacts to Abrupt House Walk-Out

Press Statement Contact: Athena Smith Ford (570) 760-1828 Press Statement: Florida CHAIN Reacts to Abrupt House Walk-Out In response to the House’s decision to sine die today, Leah Barber-Heinz, CEO of Florida CHAIN, had this to say: “Lawmakers were elected to serve, not to walk away when things get hard. Like many, we were absolutely […]

[Statement] – CHAIN on Gov. Scott’s extreme role reversal

Leah Barber-Heinz, CEO of Florida CHAIN, had this to say in response to Governor Scott’s statement: “Major business leaders, Florida’s hospitals, faith leaders, and health advocates from across the state praised Governor Scott in 2013 for his support of the unprecedented opportunity to accept tens of billions of dollars in funding to drastically reduce Florida’s […]

[Press Release] – Uninsured Young Adults Tell Lawmakers to Close the Gap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarah Lovenheim, [email protected], 585.746.8281 Athena Smith Ford, [email protected], 570.760.1828 Charlotte Cassel, [email protected], 305.542.2077 Advocates Introduce Lawmakers to Young Floridians Who Fall Into Florida’s Coverage Gap [Tallahassee]–On Wednesday, April 15, dozens of Florida Millennials – including individuals trapped in Florida’s coverage gap — joined health and community advocates from across the state for […]

Media Advisory: TODAY Child Health Policy Experts in Tallahassee To Release New Study on the Impact of Coverage Gap for Uninsured

MEDIA ADVISORY  April 14, 2015 Contacts: Leah Barber-Heinz, [email protected], 850.294.6087                   Catherine Hope, [email protected], 703.887.8281                   Brian Kirk, [email protected], 813.857.1567 Child Health Experts Release Study on the Impact of Coverage Gap for Uninsured Working Parents and Families [Tallahassee, FL] […]

ADVISORY – Millennials for Medicaid Expansion Rally at Capitol

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: April 15, 2015 Contacts: Sarah Lovenheim, [email protected], 585.746.8281 Athena Smith Ford, [email protected], 570.760.1828 Charlotte Cassel, [email protected], 305.542.2077 Advocates to Press Lawmakers to Address Coverage Gap Leaving Over 300,000 FL Millennials Without Access to Affordable Health Insurance [Tallahassee]–On Wednesday, April 15, dozens of Florida Millennials will join health and community advocates from across […]

Media Advisory: Child Health Experts Release Study on the Impact of Coverage Gap for Uninsured Working Parents and Families

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: April 14, 2015 Contacts: Leah Barber-Heinz, [email protected], 850.294.6087 Catherine Hope, [email protected], 703.887.8281 Brian Kirk, [email protected], 813.857.1567 Child Health Experts Release Study on the Impact of Coverage Gap for Uninsured Working Parents and Families [Tallahassee, FL]–On Tuesday, April 14th, KidsWell Florida and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families will be cohosting […]

[Press Statement] – CHAIN on Medicaid Expansion and LIP

Press Contact: Athena Smith Ford (570) 760-1828 [email protected] Florida CHAIN’s CEO, Leah Barber-Heinz released the following statement on Monday, April 06, 2015: “Florida has the opportunity to accept tens of billions of dollars so that nearly 1 million Floridians can get access to the health care coverage they desperately need. Until they act, those working […]