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ACA boosts Florida’s health insurance rate, but there are problems

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The number of Floridians with health insurance has grown by nearly 760,000 since the Affordable Care Act took effect, in part reflecting an increase of nearly 113 percent in the individual coverage market. The number of uninsured in Florida declined from 3.9 million at the end of 2013 to 3.2 million at the end of 2014, according to U.S. Census Bureau data cited in a report approved Wednesday by the Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board. In other words, Florida’s uninsured…

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Health insurance advisory panel starts work on legislative priorities

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The Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board is considering whether to ask the Legislature to address the “family glitch” — a regulatory quirk that can leave dependents of small business employees unable to afford health insurance. The problem, said board member Louisa McQueeney, is that small group plans sometimes don’t cover employees’ family members. Depending on how much the family earns, the dependents might not qualify for Affordable Care Act premium subsidies. “They can go to the marketplace, but without the subsidy,”…

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