Recent figures out from CMS indicate that Obamacare enrollment through the federal exchange soared over the last two months of 2016 across South Florida. This includes Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties.
A total of 1.6 million Floridians signed up for coverage or re-enrolled in November & December, 2016, with just under 50% of that number being new enrollment. Miami-Dade and Broward had nearly 600,000 new enrollments, with another 184,000 new enrollments up the treasure coast.
This all comes ahead of the battle in Washington to repeal Obamacare. Republicans in Congress have the opportunity to repeal Obamacare if the party is able to unify around a single plan. At this point in early January, there are signs that party unity may be the case. We'll have to see how things unfold over the next couple of weeks & months, but one thing we do know is repeal without a replacement plan would leave many Americans uninsured.
CMS is expected to release greater detail on the enrollments in the near future so I'll make sure to update this post with the best info available. As always, please give GreenpointMed a call if you have any questions.