Insurance marketplace opens on Tuesday for Floridians

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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 8:54 pm | Updated: 6:41 pm, Tue Oct 1, 2013.

As the government shutdown continues to loom, with the Affordable Care Act being a main topic for debate between the House of Representative and the Senate, Floridians gear up for what's to come this week. Tuesday marks the first time that residents can shop around the market for insurance.  

With less than 48 hours to go, counselors and volunteers are going across the state to knock on doors and make phone calls to help spread the word about “Obamacare.” And with approximately 3.5 million residents lacking any kind of coverage, Florida has one of the highest uninsured rates in the country.

In addition, the administration recently told Hispanic groups that the Spanish-language version of the website that serves to handle online enrollments, will actually not be able to do just that for a few more weeks. That could be a problem particularly in Florida, where more than 500,000 Hispanics are eligible for health coverage through the marketplace.

Read our full coverage of the Affordable Care Act here: Navigating the Affordable Care Act

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