Children’s Health Coverage in Florida: Fewer Uninsured But Challenges Lie Ahead

Florida’s rate of uninsured children has declined in recent years, though it
remains considerably higher than that of the nation and other southeastern states.
This encouraging trend could be disrupted, however, by policy decisions in
2015 that could negatively impact as many as 400,000 children. This brief examines why Florida has one of the highest child uninsured rates in the country and outlines decisions facing policymakers that will impact Florida’s uninsured children in the future.
Joan Alker
Joan Alker is the Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families

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