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Gov paid 90 percent of Fla premiums in health law

Posted Thursday, June 19th 2014 @ 7am

MIAMI (AP) - The vast majority of Floridians who signed up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law are paying $100 or less a month in premiums on average.                  

A report released Wednesday by the Health and Human Services Department found the average monthly premium is $347 a month, but a typical Florida enrollee pays just $68 after tax credits across all plan types. The government pays the subsidy directly to insurers.               

Nearly 1 million Floridians signed up for coverage under the affordable care act - the highest enrollment among the 36 states using the federally administered marketplace. Taxpayers are subsidizing more than 90 percent of their monthly premiums.                

Fifty-six percent of Floridians paid an average premium of $50 a month or less after tax credits.

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