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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – When it comes to having health insurance provided by the federal marketplace, South Florida leads the state.

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Of the more than 1.6 million Floridians who have signed up for Obamacare or had their coverage automatically renewed since last November, approximately 600,000 policies were from South Florida.

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Almost 300,000 Floridians getting coverage came from central Florida, and another 260,000 Floridians came from the Tampa Bay area.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says Florida represents a little more than a sixth of the 8.8 million Americans nationwide who have signed up or had their coverage renewed.

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