Florida leads in Affordable Care Act enrollment

Florida is leading the pack when it comes to federal insurance exchange enrollment: As of mid-January, 1.27 million residents purchased Obamacare plans, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. California enrolled 1.2 million individuals, while Texas--which has 6 million more residents than Florida--enrolled about 919,000. But what's surprising about Florida's numbers is the fact that the state's Republican majority leaders continuously criticize the healthcare reform law, reported Kaiser Health News. So, what's contributed to Florida's success? For starters, competition among insurers increased in several big counties. Additionally, because the state chose to not expand Medicaid, residents had no choice but to use federal subsidies to purchase a private plan. Article