TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist has got a deal for
Floridians without health insurance, but he's having a hard time
persuading people to take advantage of it.
Crist and some top health aides pitched a new program Thursday
called Cover Florida.
He appeared with two young mothers who were without health coverage until learning about the state-backed plan.
The governor spoke in an emergency room and later visited doctors and nurses to explain the program.
It offers coverage for under $100 a month in some cases to people who are eligible.
Crist said an estimated 4 million people in Florida are without health care insurance, but only 1,000 people have signed up for the Cover Florida program.
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