Florida continues to rank among the half dozen states with the most uninsured adults, while 153,000 residents who do have health coverage are missing tax credits could lower their premiums, according to studies released Tuesday.
Florida ranked 45th in the percentage of adults with health coverage, according to an analysis by wallethub.com — with nearly 15 percent lacking coverage. Texas came in last with nearly 20 percent of adults uninsured. Massachussetts ranked first with 3.25 percent.
Meanwhile, about 153,000 Florida resident who purchase policies away from the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act would be eligible for tax credits that tend to lower premiums, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services figures.
“We encourage everyone to check out their options on HealthCare.gov or their state Marketplace and see if they qualify for financial assistance,” said HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell. “Marketplace consumers who qualify for financial assistance usually have the option to buy coverage with a premium of less than $75 per month.”