MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Two months removed from the disastrous roll-out of healthcare.gov, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be back in Miami to talk about the Affordable Care Act.
The last time Sebelius was here, while she was showing off healthcare.gov, the website crashed on the computer she was using.READ MORE: South Florida Prepping For Approval Of COVID Vaccine For Kids 5 To 11
Sebelius will participate in a discussion Friday with Miami residents.
More Floridians are signing up for the program than residents in any other state relying on the federal exchange. According to figures released Wednesday by the Health and Human Services Department, nearly 18,000 have registered over the last two months.READ MORE: Suspect Wanted For Armed Home Invasion In Critical Condition Following Police-Involved Shooting In SW Miami-Dade
Nearly 14,500 Floridians signed up under the Affordable Care Act in November. That compares to about 11,000 in Texas — another populous state that’s using the federal government’s website.
Florida’s November enrollment figures are considerably higher than the dismal 3,500 in October when sign-ups were hampered by technical glitches. That’s still far less than what officials had originally projected.MORE NEWS: Centner Academy Reverses Course On 30-Day Quarantine For Vaccinated Students
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