Diagnosis for 12.19.22: Checking the pulse of Florida health care news and policy

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With less than a month to go in the open enrollment period, more than 1.44 million Floridians have signed up for health insurance under the federal health care exchange, according to data released this month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Florida continues to lead the nation in the number of residents who rely on the exchange implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Texas is second in the nation, with slightly more than 1 million residents

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