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More Spanish Ads In California As Latinos Begin To Sign Up For Obamacare

Samantha Guzman, an Affordable Care Act navigator with the Bureau and Putnam County Health Department, helps Jackie Karns, no
Samantha Guzman, an Affordable Care Act navigator with the Bureau and Putnam County Health Department, helps Jackie Karns, not pictured, create a HealthCare.gov account as she shops for health insurance at the Bureau County Health Department offices in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Todays deadline for Americans to sign up for Obamacare health coverage effective Jan. 1 was extended until midnight tomorrow as heavy traffic to the online enrollment system caused a queuing system to be activated Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

California's insurance exchange said more than 828,000 people have signed up for Obamacare coverage ahead of a March enrollment deadline.

With six weeks left for open enrollment, the Covered California exchange also unveiled new TV ads Wednesday aimed at reaching uninsured Latinos.

The state exchange said it saw an uptick in Latino enrollment during January after a slow start in the fall. The state said 28% of enrollees last month identified themselves as Latino, compared to 18% for October through December.
Latinos represent more than half of the state's uninsured population, and many of them qualify for federal premium subsidies under the healthcare law.

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