Top 9 Occupations of Working, but Uninsured, Floridians Who Would Benefit from Expanding Medicaid
In Florida, more than 1 million low-income residents lack access to health insurance. If Florida chooses to accept federal dollars to expand health coverage, the state stands to gain not only better health outcomes, but also new job creation and increased economic growth. Those who would most benefit from closing the health coverage gap in Florida are working adults with incomes of up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,310 for a family of three in 2014). More than half of this population is employed but uninsured.