Florida Medicaid rolls surge 8 percent ; People seeking Obamacare finding out they’re eligible
|By Kelli Kennedy|
That's because people trying to sign up for health insurance under Obama's new health law are finding out - to their surprise - that they qualify for
About 245,000 Floridians were added to the
That means that, instead of the federal government picking up 100 percent of the cost for the first three years, it will pay about 60 percent of
As parents began applying for their own health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, they discovered that their children were eligible for
"It has been an eye-opening experience to learn how many families were not aware that their children could be covered for health care and heart-warming to give them the good news. I see immediate relief and gratitude in their eyes and words," said
Lawmakers repeatedly acknowledged last year that the massive advertising campaigns, enrollment drives and celebrity endorsements surrounding Obama's health law would likely lead to an increase in regular
That's what happened to Donna Refuse, 44, when she tried to sign up for insurance as the marketplace first opened in early October.
Refuse was shocked when she was informed that she didn't qualify for a tax credit under the health care law. But she learned that she did qualify for
"It makes me feel better. Now I can go to a doctor and see if anything is wrong," said Refuse.
Lawmakers will have to grapple with the fact that the state's
"A lot of the people who would have gotten insurance under
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