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Left Behind in Florida’s Insurance Coverage Gap

January 10, 2014


Note: Originally posted at The McLean Parlor.

It’s now more than a full week into the new year and a moment that many have either celebrated or feared is well underway: the (almost) full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. While seven days may not be enough time to enact the worst fantasies from the health care law’s opponents, it has been enough time to begin talking about the imperfect reality of health care reform in 2014. The numbers for enrollment are understandably hazy but accounting for signups to the state and federal exchanges, as well as those individuals under 26 covered through a parent’s policy, as of December 31st at least 5.2 million people have gained coverage thanks to the new law. Adding some unknown (though still probably large) portion through 4.4 million in Medicaid brings the total number closer to nine or ten million people.

Whatever the actual…

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