Starting October first, Floridians will be able to buy health insurance through a government-run website—or “health insurance exchange”—where consumers can compare plans and prices. Under the Affordable Care Act, most uninsured adults who don’t purchase insurance or aren’t covered by employers will have to pay a fine come tax time.
There are still a lot of details about the insurance exchange in Florida that haven’t been settled: like what plans will be available and how much they’ll cost. But HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told an audience at Miami Dade College, the biggest obstacle is information.
"I think the single largest challenge is to get information to individuals who may be eligible for benefits but don’t know anything about the law", said Sebelius.