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How do you sign up for health insurance? We'll walk you through

Published On: Oct 01 2013 06:03:34 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 01 2013 02:11:28 PM EDT

We show you how to sign up for health care plans.

Millions of Americans can now shop for health insurance, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The Health Insurance Marketplace opened at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The partial government shutdown will have no immediate effect on the insurance marketplaces because they operate with money that's not part of the annual federal budget.

To learn more about the new Health Insurance Marketplace, visit our comprehensive Health Care Reform section

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To sign up, log on to healthcare.gov.

You can watch as WFMZ's Melanie Falcon explains how to sign up for the Health Care Marketplace.