The Florida Health Insurance Affordability Exchange program (FHIX) proposed by the Florida Senate (as well as other coverage expansions that would qualify for full federal funding under the Affordable Care Act) would make more than a million uninsured, very low-income Floridians newly eligible for real coverage. In general, these newly eligible individuals include uninsured, non-elderly adults (i.e., ages 19 to 64) who:
- Have family incomes at or below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
- Do not qualify for Medicaid based on rules for the current Medicaid program or Medicare
- Meet other basic criteria (for example, they must be either U.S. citizens or lawfully residing immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years).
>Read the report for more characteristics of the Newly Eligible.