More People Can Get Help Paying For Their Health Insurance

Financial help has increased and more people are now eligible to receive it.

The federal government increased financial assistance (subsidies) to help make health insurance more affordable through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Didn’t qualify for financial help in the past?

If you were told your income is too high to get financial assistance, you may now qualify. No matter your age, income or where you live in Florida, you may be eligible to enroll in an ACA plan that costs no more than 8.5% of your family income–and it could even be less. 

Insurance At No Monthly Cost If You Qualify

More than 400,000 people in Florida are missing out on health insurance for $0 per month after financial assistance.1 You could be one of them.

The Real Value of Health Insurance

 

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most of us will need medical care sometime during the year. Plus, health insurance helps keep you healthy! You’re covered for checkups, vaccines, yearly bloodwork and cancer screenings at no extra cost.

 

Did you know without health insurance you could pay...

  • $6,600 for an average ER visit at a Florida hospital2

  • $7,500 to fix a broken leg3

  • $30,000 for an average three-day hospital stay3

  • Hundreds of thousands of dollars for comprehensive cancer care.3

Having health insurance means you won’t have to pay the whole cost of care on your own, whether you have a simple stomach bug or a serious accident or injury.

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1Based on actuarial analysis of the 2019 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), with adjustments due to Covid-19 of Florida’s Medicaid Growth from the Agency for Health Care Administration, individual enrollment growth from CMS’ 2021 Open Enrollment Report and job losses from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

 

2Source: https://consumerhealthratings.com/healthcare_category/emergency-room-typical-average-cost-of-hospital-ed-visit/ 

 

3Source: healthcare.gov