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Bill mandates tourists purchase health insurance

Puerto Rico is spending $500,000 a year on tourists' unpaid medical bills.
Puerto Rico is spending $500,000 a year on tourists' unpaid medical bills.

Puerto Rico lawmakers are considering H.B. 1410, a bill that could create a new health insurance mandate for tourists and for other nonresident visitors.

The bill would require tourists and nonresidents to have health insurance in effect while they are staying on the island. The insurance would have to cover medical bills incurred in Puerto Rico.

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