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Sebelius comes to Tampa to push Affordable Care Act

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The nation's top health official stopped in Tampa Tuesday to talk about the Affordable Care Act and meet with counselors who are supposed to help sign people up for coverage.

The message from Kathleen Sebelius was that after a rocky start, things are getting better.

"We've identified the glitches and we're adding hardware and recoded software, and I can tell you today is better than yesterday. We want a seamless process and that's what we're aiming for," Sebelius said.

Earlier this week, she appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, who poked fun at problems during the rollout.

"I'm going to try and download every movie ever made, and you're going to sign up for Obamacare. And we'll see which happens first," Stewart joked. Secretary Sebelius is trying to win over the public's confidence in the program and website.

The reason she picked Tampa and USF is because the University received a $4.2 million grant to help enroll people. One of the panelists at today's event told the media just 15 people have enrolled to date, but Secretary Sebelius said she didn't know the numbers in Florida.

She said Florida has one of the largest uninsured populations in the state, and she's confident in the coming months more people will enroll. They have until March 31st.

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