HIGH UNINSURED RATE
South Florida has one of the highest incidence rates of uninsured residents in the United States. In Miami-Dade 33% adults between the ages of 19 and 64 are employed but do not have health insurance, a number that dips to 19 percent in Broward.
RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES
This is particularly true among low-income, Black and Hispanic residents. Despite improvements made in the last couple of years, largely associated with the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), recent trends show an uptick in South Florida uninsured rates.
TOO MANY WITH NO SOURCE OF CARE
In addition, local residents fare worse than their national and state counterparts when it comes to having a usual source of care. Individuals with no usual source of care typically end up in the emergency room, the costliest point of care.