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Special Enrollment Deadline Looms

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

People in Florida and the three dozen other states that use the online federal insurance marketplace at have a little time left to shop for health insurance.

This special enrollment period for insurance plans under the federal health law runs through Thursday, April 30.

It’s for people who didn't know -- or understand -- that they could face a tax penalty for not having health coverage, according to federal officials.

The penalty for going without insurance in 2015 is $325, or 2 percent of your income, whichever is greater.

About 1.6 million people in Florida have signed up for an insurance plan on -- more than any other state. 

Lottie Watts covers health and health policy for Health News Florida, now a part of WUSF Public Media. She also produces Florida Matters, WUSF's weekly public affairs show.