Florida Accepts ObamaCare Grant Despite Governor's Previous Promise

By:  Joe Wolverton, II
09/27/2011
       
Florida Accepts ObamaCare Grant Despite Governor's Previous Promise

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under mandates established by ObamaCare, awarded $10 million dollars to “129 organizations across the country that would like to become community health centers. These funds, made available by the Affordable Care Act, support organizations’ development as a future health center.”

Nearly 10 percent of the total sum doled out was sent to the state of Florida. The Sunshine State received nearly $880,000.

 This largesse was not surprising given that Florida reportedly has one of the highest rates of people without insurance in the country. According to a story published recently in the Florida Independent:

Recent information released from the U.S. Census Bureau reports that Florida had the third highest percentage of residents without insurance in 2010.
 
According to 2010 Census information (.xls), in a three-year average from 2008 to 2010, Florida’s percentage of uninsured people was 20.7 percent.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under mandates established by ObamaCare, awarded $10 million dollars to “129 organizations across the country that would like to become community health centers. These funds, made available by the Affordable Care Act, support organizations’ development as a future health center.”

Nearly 10 percent of the total sum doled out was sent to the state of Florida. The Sunshine State received nearly $880,000.

 This largesse was not surprising given that Florida reportedly has one of the highest rates of people without insurance in the country. According to a story published recently in the Florida Independent:

Recent information released from the U.S. Census Bureau reports that Florida had the third highest percentage of residents without insurance in 2010.
 
According to 2010 Census information (.xls), in a three-year average from 2008 to 2010, Florida’s percentage of uninsured people was 20.7 percent.

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Photo: Florida Governor Rick Scott

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