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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

New Affordable Care Act Enrollment Period Begins Saturday

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The state's uninsured have a new chance to get covered this month.

Uninsured Floridians will be able to sign up for coverage at the website HealthCare.gov through February 15, 2015. Officials say that site has gotten a makeover to withstand the heavy traffic that is expected.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear the most serious challenge to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, since the justices found it constitutional more than two years ago. The new lawsuit targets the federal subsidies that help millions of Americans buy health insurance.

Tony Penna, regional organizing lead for the nonprofit group Enroll America, joined Melissa Ross to discuss the enrollment period and the lawsuit.

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