December 7, 2013
Experts say that will increase as more parents are laid off and
employers increase insurance costs.
The study was conducted between 2005 and 2007 and does not
reflect this year's financial woes.
Families USA, the nonprofit health advocacy group behind the report, estimates the actual number of uninsured children in the country right now is far greater than the nearly 9 million reported in 2007.
Texas had the highest rate in the country with 20.5 percent.
In Florida, health care advocates point to a large number of
low-paying tourism related jobs and the troubled KidCare program.
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