Commonwealth Fund releases a study today that shows Florida ranks 40th in access to care, 45th in quality and 39th in equity of care. Among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Florida ranks 50th in coverage, with 26.9 percent of adults under 65 uninsured.
According to a report by the Escambia County Heath Care Task Force, only 53% (159,095) of Escambia County’s 300,245 residents have health insurance. We’re much worse than the state average – 47%.
No health insurance means poor access to health care – or access at the Emergency Room level that is set up for trauma not primary care. Poor access means more sickness, more complications, more death. The facts show this.
Read the Commonwealth Fund report: Executive Report.
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