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A strawberry blonde hair woman helps a brunette woman sign up for health insurance on a laptop.
Daylina Miller / WUSF Public Media

A group that helps Floridians sign up for health insurance on the federal marketplace received a $1.3 million grant to continue their work.

 Tampa Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor is touting a bill to restore navigator funding slashed the last few years at the federal level.
Daylina Miller / WUSF Public Media

A Tampa lawmaker has proposed a federal bill that would restore millions of dollars in funding taken from a group that helps sign people up for health insurance.

Updated at 7:20 p.m. ET

A program that helps seniors choose a Medicare program and save money on prescription drugs could be going away in Florida and across the country.

Seven Floridians organizations were awarded $9.95 million to help with the third year of enrollment on the federal marketplace.

Lottie Watts / WUSF

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.