Thursday, September 23, 2010

FL: 4 million without health insurance

Statistics published Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that 4.1 million people in Florida did not have health insurance in 2009.

The health care reform goal of getting insurance for nearly all Americans has a lot of ground to make up here, as it does in the rest of the country, where 50.7 million people were uninsured last year.

In Florida, 26.6 percent of people under the age of 65 did not have health insurance. Most people 65 or older are on Medicare. Of the under-65 age group, 58.7 percent of Floridians were covered by private health insurance and 19.7 percent were on government health insurance.

Nationwide, 18.8 percent of people had no health insurance.

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