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Last Day To Enroll on HealthCare.gov

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Thursday, April 30 is the last day for people in Florida and the three dozen other states that use the federal health insurance marketplace to buy a health insurance plan on HealthCare.gov.  

Federal health officials had extended enrollment for a few weeks under a for people who didn't know they could face a tax penalty for not having health coverage.  

The penalty for going without insurance in 2015 is $325 dollars, or 2 percent of your income, whichever is greater.  

If consumers miss today's deadline to buy a plan on HealthCare.gov, the only chance they'll have to sign up will be under certain qualifying life events, such as getting married, getting divorced or having a baby.

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