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Representatives Hold On to Cheap Health Coverage

Tampa Bay Times

Representatives in the Florida House voted to keep low health insurance premiums for themselves next year, the Tampa Bay Timesreports. Critics say it’s hypocritical for members of the House to pay just $8.34 a month for individual coverage, or $30 for a family policy, since the plan they wanted to offer to some of the state’s poorest uninsured would have cost $25 a month. Meanwhile, state senators and most state employees pay much more for health insurance than state representatives. 

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.