Bush, Haydn
December 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Dec2007, Vol. 81 Issue 12, p40
Trade Publication
The article discusses the challenges posed by the growing population and demographic mix in Florida to hospitals in the state. In 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated Florida's population at slightly more than 18 million, a 13.2 percent increase since 2000. The Florida Hospital Association says 16.9 percent of the state's residents were covered by Medicare in 2006. Hospitals in Florida face workforce shortages, an ever-growing uninsured population and potential Medicare cuts. INSET: No-Fault Auto Insurance Saved by the Bell.


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