Floridians are now flocking to Affordable Care Act plans with almost 300,000 residents enrolled through the federal exchange. The figure surged by 88 percent in one month as website obstacles were cleared.
In another dramatic development, Florida joins 11 other states in meeting or exceeding the Obama administration’s enrollment objectives by Feb. 1. The Sunshine State hit the 100 percent target of a little more than 295,000.
This success comes despite fierce political opposition out of Tallahassee and elsewhere, resistance that included a fruitless and expensive federal court challenge to the constitutionality of the law.
Like it or not, the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. Despite the rocky rollout of the federal insurance exchange marketplace, online registration is working.
A comment and a question. Law of the land? Which version? Which law and how many changes to come? In regards to enrollment, yes it is good that many are signing up but I wonder if the enthusiasm to sign up is related to Florida’s demographics? The editorial goes on to mention…
The number of young enrollees — between the ages of 18 and 34 — is rising but remains below the administration’s hopes before March 31. Higher enrollment would help keep premiums from rising by balancing the risk insurers will be carrying.
But gives no numbers. I’m guessing it doesn’t fit the narrative?