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Obama targets KC to boost health care enrollment

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President Barack Obama is targeting 20 cities, including Kansas City, to boost enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.

The White House’s goal is to finally get total enrollment above the 10 million mark.

The 20 cities Obama has singled out have the most uninsured people eligible for coverage, the White House said.

The sign-up campaign is called the “Healthy Communities Challenge.”

The city that signs up the most will receive a presidential visit.

“If you live in one of the 20 cities participating in our Healthy Communities Challenge, I want to see how many of your neighbors you can get signed up,” Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio address. “I’ll come visit the city that enrolls the highest percentage of folks who aren’t covered right now. That’s a promise.”

Open enrollment for the 2016 calendar year began last week.

Other cities involved in the challenge are Atlanta, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Nashville, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Oakland, Calif., Denver, Philadelphia, Detroit, Phoenix, Great Falls, Mont., Richmond, Va., Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Seattle, Long Beach, Calif., and Tampa, Fla.

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