Burwell to visit Florida as health enrollment deadline nears

President's Obama's top health administrator is heading to the Sunshine State as the deadline to sign up for health insurance nears.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell will join Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Congresswoman Kathy Castor to speak with congregants at New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday before attending an enrollment event following the church service.

Nationally, more than 11.3 million people signed up for coverage through the federal health insurance marketplaces. Florida has led the way in an enrollment, but the state has not expanded Medicaid so roughly 1 million residents fall in a gap where they make too much money for the current Medicaid program and too little money to qualify for a subsidy through the marketplace.

Open enrollment ends Jan. 31.



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