State-run health exchange launch imminent
Florida politicians this past year rejected the federal Affordable Care Act ACA, refusing to expand Medicaid or to set up a website to connect consumers to federally subsidized policies. However, they did authorize an online insurance marketplace separate from the ACA and designed to fill in the gaps in coverage offered by federally approved plans.
"It's in the area of gap coverage, for the insured person who doesn't have dental coverage, or the uninsured who doesn't qualify for coverage or the eligible uninsured who didn't sign up for coverage but now wants gap coverage," said Rose Naff, CEO of Florida Health Choices.
Naff said the launch of Florida Health Choices is imminent. It will debut by offering discount service plans, such as a dental plan for $5.99 a month, or a pre-paid limited-benefit plan for a specific service and/or a pre-paid health clinic plan for outpatient services starting at $75 a month.
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