South Florida hospitals will pay uninsured patient premiums

A South Florida hospital group may pay indigent patients' insurance premiums in order to provide them with reliable healthcare coverage, the Associated Press reported. The South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association will work with the United Way and other non-profits in the region to refer patients for the program, which will likely launch in November. America's Health Insurance Plans, the lobby for medical insurers, said the practice would drive up premiums for everyone. Article