Faith Leaders Organize to Close the Coverage Gap

Last month, the Florida Council of Churches and Florida CHAIN gathered faith leaders from the Tampa Bay area for a conversation about health equity and what can be done to minimize the disparities that exist. The luncheon was led by Reverend Russell Meyer and Reverend James T. Golden. They were joined by Rep. Ed Narain and Florida CHAIN CEO, Mark Pafford. A number of faiths and denominations were represented, including the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish traditions.

Regardless of religion, Florida’s faith leaders have long recognized the need to close the gap. They see many of the 600,000 hardworking Floridians trapped in the coverage gap in their congregations and communities. While economic arguments have fallen on deaf ears in the legislature, the moral argument will continue as an important pressure point for this campaign.

The Florida Council of Churches, Florida CHAIN, and the Florida Health Alliance are working together to build a powerful faith based network committed to closing the coverage gap. If you would like to join the pastors, rabbis, imams, and many other faith leaders statewide as we coordinate our campaign, RSVP for an upcoming meeting near you:

Tampa - September 21 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM @ Allen Temple AME Church - 2101 Lowe Street, Tampa, FL 33605

Orlando - October 5 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM @ Carter Tabernacle CME Church - 1 South Cottage Hill Road, Orlando, FL 32805 | RSVP

Miami – October 26 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM @TBA