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New Orleans residents still have time to get Obamacare insurance

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The City of New Orleans will give uninsured residents an opportunity to obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act before the enrollment deadline at the end of the month.

The City of New Orleans will hold a Citywide Day of Enrollment to educate and enroll as many individuals as possible in the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace (the Marketplace) before the 2016 deadline.

On Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, residents will have the opportunity to attend enrollment events at convenient sites throughout the city and get help from trained Marketplace enrollment experts to shop around for the best healthcare plan to meet their needs.

In December, Mayor Mitch Landrieu accepted the White House’s Healthy Communities Challenge as part of a national effort to promote enrollment in insurance through the Marketplace.

The open enrollment period ends on Jan. 31, 2016.

The City Health Department will continue to encourage uninsured residents to compare and purchase private health insurance options.

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