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'Navigators' help people with health care changes

3 years 3 weeks 4 days ago September 30, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Monday, September 30 2013 September 30, 2013 5:54 PM in Health
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

BATON ROUGE - New health care marketplaces open tomorrow, allowing millions to shop for health insurance, who may not have had coverage in the past.

In Baton Rouge, "Navigators" hired by the Capital Area Agency on Aging have been trained to help guide people through the process.

"The purpose of the navigator is to provide information and some guidance perhaps to people who are interested in finding out if they qualify for insurance, what it would cost them, and the benefits there are to them," said Linda Beauvais with the organization.

The federal government paid for the two navigators, who will begin fielding calls and questions from people having trouble buying insurance through the exchange.

You can find out more information about the navigators and several other useful links for the Affordable Care Act by clicking here.

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