There was an article on the front page of today's Orlando Sentinel about people moving out of Florida. The article quoted U.S. Census data. In addition to the mobility factor it discussed health insurance.
Figures are taken directly from the United States Census. This survey was conducted by the federal government which makes it a little hard to refute the numbers.
85% of the people in the United States have health insurance. Along with 79% in Florida and 80% in Central Florida.
I still believe we need health care reform to give affordable insurance to those who need it and to lower the costs for everyone. My insurance premiums have basically doubled in 8 years, so I am all on board for fixing that problem. But the solution in my opinion is not to throw together a massive new health care law full of penalties and mandates. Don't threaten me with a fine if I don't want to buy a health insurance policy - it is my body. I follow the Clark Howard theory of keeping it simple and allowing the free market into healthcare for the first time ever.
The census figures sure don't make healthcare sound like a crisis with 85% of the people being insured.