May 22nd, 2013
Paulette Wilson, a self-employed cosmetologist from Miami, relies on a patchwork of clinics and emergency care to manage her high blood pressure and diabetes. When she does need to see a doctor, she pays out of pocket and has incurred medical debt over the years as a result. She says her health would be better with health insurance, but with an annual salary of $15,000, Paulette can’t afford to buy insurance and doesn’t qualify for Medicaid, until Florida expands the program eligibility under the ACA.Learn more
DID You Know?Medicaid does not currently cover many low-income adults. A key piece of the Affordable Care Act is the expansion of Medicaid. An estimated one million uninsured Floridians could be expected to enroll in coverage under Medicaid expansion by 2020.
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