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Buckhorn host Obamacare weekend sign-ups

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will open city rec centers in three neighborhoods in March to encourage residents to sign up for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
Buckhorn announced Tuesday a schedule of six weekend and one mid-week events starting March 1 aimed at enrolling up to 90,000 city residents who the mayor says lack insurance.
In recent months, Buckhorn has hosted Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of health and human services, and Shaun Donovan, secretary of housing and urban development. Both of them came to Tampa to promote the Affordable Care Act and to encourage people to enroll. HUD Secretary Donovan made his pitch at Encore!, the HUD-funded redevelopment of the former Central Park Village housing project.
Buckhorn said Tampa has nearly 100,000 residents without insurance.
"We all benefit with our community is healthier," he said in a written statement.