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Interest builds in La. as insurance deadline looms

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LOUISIANA -

As the deadline for signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act approaches, community organizations and clinics in Louisiana said the number of people looking for help in the process has increased in recent weeks.

An official at a Vietnamese community center in eastern New Orleans says there has been a steady increase in people interested in signing up in the past week or so. One problem: She said the Healthcare.gov website was getting slow last week as interest increased. A dozen counselors are on staff to help sign up people in time to meet Monday's deadline at the St. Thomas Community Health Center.

Meanwhile, Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover said last week that navigators were booked up with appointments through the final enrollment hours.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES LISTED BELOW

The 24-hour, toll free number for individual and families: 1 (800) - 318-2596.

The toll free number for small businesses: 1 (800) - 706-7893.

Local Navigators:

Local 100

Navigator: Mariam Tamica Harley

3924 Greenwood Rd

Shreveport, LA

(318) 631-4010

She'll be available on Monday: 8am-6pm.

 

North Louisiana Area Health Education Center (NL AHEC)

1513 Doctors drive Suite 2

Bossier City, LA 71111

Contact: Trudie L. Abner

email: abner@nlahec.org

Phone: (318) 746-4644

 

David Raines Community Health Centers

3041 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Shreveport, LA 71107

Contact: Calvin R. Young (Navigator)

Office: (318) 227-3350 ext: 3145

email: cyoung@davidraineschc.org

 

David Raines Community Health Centers

1625 David Raines Road

Shreveport, LA 71107

Phone: (318) 227-3350 (MAIN)

Email: aflournoy@davidraineschc.org

 

David Raines Community Health Centers

1514 Doctors Drive

Bossier City, LA 71111

Phone: (318) 227-3350

email: aflournoy@davidraineschc.org

 

Martin Luther King Health Center

827 Margaret Place Suite201

Shreveport, LA 71101

Phone: (318) 227-2912

email: mlkhealthcenter@bluebirdwireless.com

 

St. Luke's Episcopal Mobil Medical Ministry

Phone: (318) 424-0156

email: stlukesmedicalministry@yahoo.com

website:http://stlukesmedicalministry.org

 

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