Raising Awareness About New Health Laws in Florida
MIAMI (AP) - Hundreds of volunteers are fanning out across the state and knocking on doors to discuss a very personal matter - health care.
It's just 50 days until uninsured Floridians will be able to shop online for private health insurance under a new federal law. And volunteers who are mobilizing grassroots efforts similar to election campaigns say they're finding that people are hungry to hear more.
Leaders with the nonprofit group Enroll America said there was an expectation that many wouldn't want to talk about such a politically charged issue, but they are finding that's not the case.
Enroll America is focusing tens of millions of dollars and 3,000 volunteers and Florida, Georgia, Arizona and seven other states with a strong GOP presence that have been resistant to implementing the Affordable Care Act.
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