Final Push To Educate Floridians About New Obamacare Laws

MIAMI (AP) — With just 48 hours until the launch of one of the key components of the new federal health law, counselors and volunteers are fanning out across the state, knocking on doors and working phone banks to spread the word about “Obamacare”.

On Tuesday, residents can shop for the first time on the insurance marketplace. Floridians will also finally learn how much plans will cost them.

The administration recently told Hispanic groups that the Spanish-language version of the website will not be ready to handle online enrollments for a few weeks. That could be especially problematic in Florida, where nearly 580,000 Hispanics are eligible for health coverage through the marketplace.

Florida has one of the highest uninsured rates in the country with roughly 3.5 million lacking coverage.

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