Florida has the third-highest total number of deaths resulting from the lack of health care coverage. That's according to a new report comparing all 50 states by Families USA, a non-profit advocacy group.
And Florida doesn't fare much better on a per capita basis, either.
By that measure, Florida had the sixth-worst rate of uninsured people dying, only slightly better than much-poorer West Virginia.
The study says that in 2010, almost 2,300 Floridians between the ages of 25 and 64 died from the lack of care.