Sebelius In Florida Promoting Affordable Care Act

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is in the Sunshine State to continue trying to inform people about the Affordable Care Act, which launches October 1.

“It is particularly difficult in some states where there is a lot of misinformation being circulated on a regular basis so we have a double challenge in states like Florida,” said Sebelius during a visit to Miami-Dade College.

Sebelius is facing an obstructionist stance from the Florida Legislature and Governor Rick Scott. Last week, the Florida Department of Health announced it would not allow trained counselors into local county health departments to help sign people up for insurance.

Sebelius dismissed the concerns as baseless, stressing that applicant information is not stored in a database, but is instead transferred instantaneously through a secure hub.

“Nobody will be collecting personal health information at all at any point along the way…they will not…

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