If Floridians Are Sick, The State's Future May Be At Stake

Dalia Colon
February 7, 2012


There’s a lot of talk swirling about what it’ll take for Florida to remain competitive in the future: Small business tax breaks. High-speed rail. A larger investment in education.


But more vital to Florida than any of that, pundits contend, is the health of its citizens.

Many warn a proposed Medicaid premium of $10/person/month would force hundreds of thousands of people out of the program because they cannot afford it, thus leaving them without health care.

HealthyState.org explores how Floridians’ collective health impacts the state’s education system, the economy, and, ultimately, Florida’s future.

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