TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Visiting the University of South Florida, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says Florida has received nearly $8 million dollars toward Obamacare.
Sebelius says the funding will be used to educate and assist Floridians on their health insurance options once open enrollment begins October 1st.
Sebelius says she's surprised that Florida's republican-controlled legislature has opted to let the federal government oversee the state's exchange which encompasses insurance rates under the Affordable Health Care Act. But she believes the 3.5 million uninsured Floridians will have a better chance of getting health coverage.
"We know there's a lot of work to do in the next couple of months, but we'll be ready for whatever comes up," said Sebelius.