FPI Staff
October 22, 2020

Map of ACA Exchange Enrollees in Florida

This post was last updated on September 29, 2021. As new policies are announced, FPI will update this page.

As Florida’s response to COVID-19 takes front and center, concern grows for low-income families who struggle to take precautions against the spread of the virus. Although Congress has passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to address, at least in part,  the public health crisis and economic fallout from COVID-19, many barriers continue to keep struggling families from accessing the assistance they need during the pandemic. As Florida initiates policies implementing the Act and addressing other barriers to the safety net, FPI will update this form. When available, hyperlinks are provided to agency documents or statements that provide greater detail  about the new policy.

On March 22, 2020, FPI and 44 other organizations sent a letter to Governor DeSantis, leadership in the Legislature and agency heads to urge action on 47 specific policy changes to reduce unnecessary barriers for Florida’s safety net programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. See the letter here.

Data source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2020 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Public Use Files

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting major recession, the Trump Administration and 18 state attorneys general, including Florida’s Ashley Moody, have moved ahead with a lawsuit to strike down the entire ACA. More Floridians are enrolled on the federal ACA Marketplace for health insurance than any other state—nearly 2 million in 2020. How many Floridians in your county would lose their Marketplace coverage if the ACA were overturned? See below.

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