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New data shows Florida has one of the highest rates of citizens without health insurance

Recent information released from the U.S. Census Bureau reports that Florida had the third highest percentage of residents without insurance in 2010

Jul 31, 2020
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Recent information released from the U.S. Census Bureau reports that Florida had the third highest percentage of residents without insurance in 2010.
According to 2010 Census information(.xls), in a three-year average from 2008 to 2010, Florida’s percentage of uninsured people was 20.7 percent.
The national average for uninsured citizens was 15.6 percent. The highest percentage rate belonged to the state of Texas with 24.8 percent, followed by New Mexico with 21.8 percent uninsured.
Florida still ranks second in the nation, however, using a three-year average starting with 2007.
A report from the U.S. Census Bureaureleased today found that between 2009 and 2010, “the percentage of people covered by private health insurance declined,” while the “percentage covered by government health insurance increased.”
Furthermore, the percentage covered by employer-based health insurance also declined.
In Florida, many state jobs have been cut due to austere budget cutsfor public programs. More people in Florida have had to rely on other public health programs, such as Medicaid, due to the state’s high unemployment rate.
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