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Fox And Their Florida Friends

F&FTeen_8.1.bmpFox & Friends isn’t just another news entertainment program that “does some news” (read here for that inference), but the show is also being hailed for helping a young woman get the medical coverage she desperately needed.

19-year-old Caitlin White had extensive brain surgery (her brain was actually falling through the bottom of her skull) but her insurance company was not going to cover the $113,000 bill until FNC’s Peter Johnson, Jr. got involved. Fox & Friends aired several segments on Caitlin’s story, and Johnson went all the way to the top to help the Bartow, Florida teen, calling up Gov. Charlie Crist. Crist’s call to Aetna was enough for the insurer to pick up the tab.

“If a call from the Governor’s office can make a little bit of a difference to help someone like Caitlin, it’s an honor to do that,” Crist said yesterday during an appearance on F&F along with Caitlin and her mother.

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