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Obamacare 2018 enrollment opens Wednesday

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SARASOTA, FL. (WWSB) - The window to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is now open.

The federal law created state-based marketplaces, where people can buy coverage with help from an income-based tax credit.

Experts say you shouldn't wait to shop around.

According to a recent report from The Department of Health and Human Services, 80-percent of Americans can get a 2018 plan for less than 75-dollars per month.

Last year 71-percent of enrollees could find that rate, however the price of coverage has climbed more than 10 percent in many markets.

The enrollment window closes on December 15th in most states and websites that process applications usually get bogged down near the deadline.