Fewer Floridians Have Private Health Insurance

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/NSF) – While the state of Florida will fight before the United States Supreme Court against the health care reform law; new numbers were released Tuesday that showed fewer and fewer Floridians have private health insurance.

According to the Florida Health Advisory Board, roughly 3.7 million Floridians had private or commercial health insurance. The numbers showed a decline from roughly 3.9 million in 2009 and 4.5 million in 2006.

The FHAB said that the drop in coverage last year came primarily from losses in the in-state small group market.

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