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Florida Ranks Third in Uninsured Residents

Health Insurance
Posted at 12:16 AM, Sep 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-17 00:16:00-04

FLORIDA (wtxl) - Florida has one of the highest numbers of uninsured residents in the country.

And the rate of Floridians without health insurance is at a standstill, despite efforts from the federal government.

Numbers show the rate stayed the same in 2013 from the previous year.

Today, new figures released from the U.S. Census Bureau found that 20% of Floridians lacked health insurance last year.

Florida is ranked third, behind Texas and Nevada, in having the highest rate of uninsured residents in the nation.

According to new data the government released today, the national uninsured rate plummeted to 13.1% from 14.4%.