Study: Almost 20% lack health insurance in Florida

Nearly one out of five Floridians still don’t have health insurance, despite people being able to sign up this year for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study released Wednesday.

However, Obamacare reduced the state’s uninsured rate by 5 percentage points in one year as those lacking health insurance had been at 24.7 percent in 2013, WalletHub.com found. The personal finance website used its own analysis and a study from the Kaiser Family Foundation to produce its 2014 Health Insurance Coverage Report.

The report found nearly a million Floridians signed up for private health insurance plans under Obamacare. In fact, Florida had the most net new enrollees to private insurance per capita in the nation, WalletHub.com reported.

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