HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell pushes Obamacare in Miami

Health and Human Resources Secretary Sylvia Burwell

Health and Human Resources Secretary Sylvia Burwell was in Miami on Wednesday as part of a local campaign to boost Florida enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange.

Burwell toured an enrollment center at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus and met with South Florida healthcare leaders.  She also held a press conference where she introduced a Miami small business owner currently is under the ACA insurance exchange who pays only a small fee per month.

Burwell also repeated slogans about the “affordability” of health plans sold on the exchange and spoke to how simple and easy enrollment has become with new user-friendly features, such as an “out-of-pocket cost estimator” tool that debuted this year on healthcare.gov to help consumers estimate their plan deductibles, co-payments and other expenses.

Reports estimate that over one million Floridians eligible for the program remain uninsured.

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