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.