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Intersection: The Fate Of The Affordable Care Act In Florida

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

For people who want their insurance to kick in January 1st, enrollment has been extended through Monday Dec. 19.

With that said, the big question for those who get their health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act is, what will happen to the ACA once President Elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20?

According to the Miami Herald, 1.5 million Florida residents were covered by Obamacare through the first quarter of 2016, and more than half a million signed up during the first four weeks of open enrollment which began in November.

Now they’re wondering what will happen to their health insurance.

90.7’s Matthew Peddie was joined in the studio by Anne Packham, healthcare navigator, and 90.7’s Abe Aboraya. Daylina Miller joined from our partner station in Tampa, WUSF, by phone.

Listen to the conversation above. 

Daylina Miller is a multimedia reporter for WUSF and Health News Florida, covering health in the Tampa Bay area and across the state.
Health News Florida reporter Abe Aboraya works for WMFE in Orlando. He started writing for newspapers in high school. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe worked as a reporter for the Orlando Business Journal. He comes from a family of health care workers.