open enrollment

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell
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Federal health officials are making their final push to get more people signed up for subsidized health insurance.  So far more than 8.6 million new and returning consumers have applied for health insurance on federal exchanges.

Christian Care Ministry

Millions of people could qualify for lower rates on federally-subsidized insurance plans offered in state and federal exchanges. But those plans may not work for everyone, especially for families who prioritize faith. Now some of those families are looking for healthcare solutions off the exchanges.

A month ago, Sarah Ryan added a new member to her family. 

The glitches plaguing healthcare.gov on the last day of open enrollment haven't stopped people from at least starting the process before the clock strikes midnight.

At the Florida Association of Community Health Centers’ office Monday, Diane Smerling and her certified application counselor Ben Browning, are fighting with healthcare.gov.