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Award Entry Radio General Coverage: Affordable Care Act

These stories are part of our continuing coverage of the Affordable Care Act in Florida. 

Why Are 'Navigators' Needed for Obamacare? aired Aug. 22.  In Florida, several non-profit organizations got $7.8 million in grants to pay for "navigators" to help people enroll in a health insurance plan on the online Marketplace. 

The online Marketplace opened on Oct. 1. But more than a week later, people were still having trouble with HealthCare.gov, the website consumers use to shop for health plans. HealthCare.gov: Waiting, Hoping aired Oct. 10.  

In November, an undergraduate health policy class tried to log on to the website to research health plans, but they didn't get very far, either. Public Health Students Test Healthcare.gov aired Nov. 21.