Grass-roots efforts boost health care sign-ups in Florida

Grass-roots efforts boost health care sign-ups in Florida

More than 1.3 million Floridians have obtained health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act during the latest enrollment period, significantly surpassing last year’s total, federal data released Wednesday shows.

The metro area encompassing Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach accounts for nearly half the total, but statistics from the Health and Human Services Department indicate a wide swath of sign-ups as well in Orlando, Tampa and other large metro areas.

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