Florida residents became eligible for health care through the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, on January 1, 2014. However, the process to sign up started well before then. On October 1, 2013 Floridians flocked to the website to start the process.
Now, the process is well underway and individuals and families that do not sign-up for healthcare under their own plan or through the Affordable Care Act by March 31, 2014 will be assessed a tax penalty on their 2015 taxes.
These are the basics of the act that most people are aware of on a national level. However, each state may have its own particular mandates in certain situations, so applying for ObamaCare is the only way to truly know what you qualify for based on multiple factors like income, household size, and yes, the state you live in. So, Floridians, just like residents of any other state in the U.S., will need to get their facts straight before they can truly reap the benefits of a national healthcare system.
Individuals and families in Florida may apply for insurance through the Affordable Care Act under any circumstance, but there are certain reasons why they may qualify for some benefits, including:
- Unemployment, or Underemployment
- Their workplace does not offer insurance, or they offer insurance that does not meet minimum standards
- Any other special circumstance
Plans that Floridians opting to receive ObamaCare insurance will include some of the following benefits:
- Maternity care
- ER visits
- Lab services
- Pediatric care
- Hospital visits
The official ObamaCare enrollment period ended on March 31, 2014. Important Notice: Its urgent, to avoid future fines and penalties, to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act.
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As a Floridian, whether you choose to get insurance through ObamaCare, your workplace, or another avenue, it is important to know all the facts beforehand. Although this website includes a wealth of information, if ever in doubt, representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help individuals and families learn more about their options and individual mandates. Reach out to the representatives at www.healthcare.gov by calling 1-(800)-318-2596