Florida 'Obamacare': Nearly half a-million now enrolled in Affordable Care Act

MIAMI (AP) — Florida is one of the few states on track to meet White House projections for enrollment in health plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Health and Human Services officials released data Tuesday showing that more than 442,000 Floridians have signed up for plans since October. That's not far from the Obama administration's target goal of 477,000 for the end of March.

Tuesday's data revealed that more than 145,000 signed up in February.

The administration is making an all-out effort to boost enrollment before the Mar. 31 deadline. Michelle Obama talked about high uninsured rates among black and Hispanics at a Miami community health center last week, and Vice President Joe Biden stopped at a local diner last month to encourage a group of local women to sign-up their adult children.

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