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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Period Begins This Weekend

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Uninsured Floridians will be able to sign up coverage during the upcoming enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.

The enrollment period begins Saturday and runs through Feb. 15. The enrollment website has gotten a makeover to withstand last season's peak loads and beyond.

Health officials are feeling the pressure to re-enroll nearly 1 million Floridians from last year while recruiting new enrollees who sat it out the first time— all in a shorter time period.

Jodi Ray oversees the University of South Florida's navigator enrollment program and has more than 150 health counselors assisting consumers from Key West to Pensacola. They're expanding their outreach to healthy young adults and getting support from hospitals to target uninsured Floridians.

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