Volunteers spread word on online health exchange

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MIAMI (AP) - Volunteers will be going door to door this weekend to get the word out about Florida's new online health exchange.

The exchange is a virtual shopping spot where consumers can compare benefits and purchase health insurance. The exchange is slated to be up and running Oct. 1. State health exchanges were mandated under the Affordable Care Act.

The non-profit group Enroll America is sending volunteers to Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville on Saturday to educate residents about their options and how they can enroll under the new exchanges. Many lower-income residents will be eligible for a voucher from the federal government to help pay their premiums.

The group will also launch social media campaigns along with collaborating with health centers, churches and schools on outreach efforts.


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)Volunteers will be going door to door this weekend to get the word out about Florida's new online health exchange.

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