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Worth it or wasted: Obamacare navigators

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

There's been a lot of criticism of the new Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Since it rolled out, people have encountered all kinds of problems signing up using the government website.

What will the fallout be in the end? It's too early to know, but we do know the federal government awarded the University of South Florida a $4.2-million grant to help educate and enroll consumers in the marketplace.

During a recent visit by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, it was revealed to reporters in Tampa that over the first eight days, only 15 people had enrolled.

FOX 13 contacted HHS for the current numbers for the Tampa Bay area and statewide, but the agency says it is not releasing any numbers at this time. The secretary of HHS says she's thrilled by the effort at USF.

Here are the results of our text poll:

Worth: 5%
Waste: 95%

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