07 Feb PolitiFact Florida: How much do the uninsured cost the insured per hospital visit?
The Florida Chamber of Commerce is weighing in on the state’s rising cost of health care, decrying the Affordable Care Act’s plans to expand Medicaid but acknowledging uninsured residents cost big bucks.
“Floridians pay an additional $1.4 billion in hidden health care taxes to cover health care received by the uninsured,” a chamber task force said in a recent report. “Insured Floridians pay about $2,000 for every hospital stay to cover the cost of the uninsured.”
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