Situation worsens for So. Fla's uninsured
Lack of health insurance in South Florida - long a problem in blue-collar areas like Hialeah - has now become a major concern even in the middle-class suburbs of Kendall, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report.
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#1 Oct 1, 2011
Miami-dade VOTES republican than Miami-dade DESERVES the republican mentality of not insuring the working class or doing a damn thing for the non rich.
Granted ALL these republican Miami-dade Cuban politicos have the best health insurance YOUR money can buy them and their family.
These hypocrites thank you for it by laughing at you.
#2 Apr 1, 2012
Why don't all Republicans in Congress get rid of their taxpayer paid health insurance.
Ditto all Republicans in government jobs everywhere.
Come to think of it employer-based health insurance is also tax payer subsidized. Let us get rid of it all.
We can 'save' money by eliminating all health insurance in its entirety. If you get sick and cannot afford care then you writhe in pain and maybe die. Come to think of it that happens today anyway.
Republicans, purely unadulterated evil.
#3 Apr 1, 2012
Why haven't you mentioned all the purely unadulterated evil Democrats who suck up all the money in Congress, plus the Democratic fool in the presidency?
#4 Apr 12, 2012
No health insurance? Medical bills bankrupting you?
This is what you get for voting Republicon.
#5 Apr 12, 2012
Florida DESERVES what it gets because if you want to see political apathy esp in hispanic and Black Democrats than come to Florida.
Majority under 35 do not vote in state elections if they even bother voting once every 4 yrs.
I have greater respect for self defeating non rich who vote republican than the two above politically useless groups.
#6 Apr 28, 2012
You voted for GWB the worst President in US history so you have nothing that anyone wants to hear.
GOP = pure evil
#7 Apr 29, 2012
Romney is a joke, We will see how big of one come Nov.
#8 May 3, 2012
You figure with all the senior citizens in south Florida health insurance would'nt be a problem but apparently not.
I guess many find it cheaper to pay the expenses required for daily life and not the chance they might get sick or injured. Isn't that what HEALTH CARE is for, the quality of daily LIFE.
If daily or monthly survival came down to not paying a health insurance premium I would do it to.
#9 May 3, 2012
We are doomed.
Since: Apr 12
#10 May 3, 2012
By establishing the mandate, which is really just a financial incentive for people to get insurance, the Affordable Care Act will build large, stable risk pools for health insurance. It will also enable the government to set rules about standard benefits and pricing that allow people buying insurance on their own to comparison-shop. In the long run, according to the Congressional Budget Office, it will help government control the cost of medical care, which increasingly strains public and private resources alike -- and today accounts for one-sixth of the American economy.
The mandate would seem to fall well within current boundaries of the government’s power to regulate interstate commerce and to do whatever is “necessary and proper” for carrying out its duties, as established by numerous precedents. But if the justices disagree, because they believe the mandate regulates “inactivity,” they can add a new limit.
They could say, for example, that government may regulate activity before that activity takes place -- in this case, requiring people to get insurance before they get sick -- when doing so is necessary to keep an essential interstate market functioning.
This principle would be consistent with the spirit of the Constitution, whose architects wished to construct an economically viable union of states. It would also be consistent with the philosophy of capitalism. Even Adam Smith understood that, sometimes, markets don’t work without government intervention.
#11 May 4, 2012
The whole premise of the "Affordable Care Act" is wrong in that it is predicated on the premise that somebody else will pay for your health care ie the insurance companies. It addresses WHO will pay, not the high cost problems and causes. The costs are excessively high in part because billing is based on the premise somebody else is paying for it. This is why patients have become addicted to corporate/psuedo government run health insurance plans-somebody else is paying for it even if the sniffles.
By the time high risk affordable insurance pools evolve it will be to be too late and still have meaningless impact for many.
#12 May 4, 2012
Countless people in Florida who should be voting as a whole REFUSE to vote in local and state elections if they even vote at all once every 4 yrs.
##### them and I say this as a fool who wasted time last state election in trying to get Hispanic and Black Dems under 50 to vote (MAJORITY did not)again I emphasize #### them and may they rot.
They are worth nothing.
God bless the Republicans who move from point A to point B on their own ,no whining ,politically apathetic Florida sp#cs or n##ers among them.
#13 May 4, 2012
Neither side is thrilled with the candidate.
Most Dems would prefer another choice as would most Reps.
Who can hold their nose and muster up the voters will win but majority are not thrilled with either man.
BOTH lie like hell . All politicians lie but these two are the worse.
An Independent will equal defeat and victory for one of the two parties, that is how close this election will be.
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