Census: 3 Central Florida counties among highest with uninsured adults


Nearly half the counties in Florida, including Orange, Osceola and Volusia, have a high percentage of adults without health insurance, according to new estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Twenty-nine of 67 counties have many working-age adults without insurance, according to 2014 data from the bureau. The counties, largely located in Central and South Florida, have uninsured rates of at least 20 percent or higher.

The urban counties of Miami-Dade and Broward are on the list, with Miami-Dade at 25.1 percent or higher.

DeSoto, a rural county in the state’s interior, had the highest estimated uninsured rate at 30.8 percent.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

Associated Press

One comment

  • Kay Haering

    May 15, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I read somewhere that Lee County is priced the highest in premiums. How can they price each county different? In States with a Democratic Governor. They worked with the Plans and I have seen good posts from their Citizens. In Republican States, they were so set on defeating Obamacare, they simply stepped aside and let the insurance companies rob us. Hoping Obamacare would fail. Our Premiums make any plan unaffordable except maybe the junkiest 60%plan out of reach…

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