Health organizations throughout the state hosted sign up events as the health insurance enrollment season kicked off for its second year on Saturday.
Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.
Young adults 19-34 years of age represent the group most likely to be uninsured. More than three-quarters of uninsured Americans come from working families.
The debate about whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act rages on, and new estimates reveal the expansion and other parts of the law would cost Florida $5.2 billion over 10 years.
The Ultimate Makeovers Contest in Broward County has changed lives. A group of doctors and stylists came together to offer free surgery to people who otherwise couldn’t afford it. CBS4’s Cynthia Demos got to tell the woman who won and see the makeover through.
The Sunshine State led the charge against President Obama’s heath care plan, now newly released information shows Florida has the nation’s third highest rate of residents without health insurance.
A new study from the Kaiser Foundation is giving a grim view of the state of health insurance in the country as 50 million Americans now lack health care.