Affordable Care Act en Affordable Care Act Enrollments Surge In The Final Six Weeks <p>More than 55,000 Louisiana residents enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in the last six weeks of the enrollment process. That brings the total to almost 102,000, the Department of Health and Human Services reported Thursday.</p><p>Federal officials had set a goal of 94,000 enrollees for Louisiana.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 23:04:42 +0000 Associated Press 59857 at Last-Minute Surge Of Signups For Affordable Care Act In Louisiana <p>Increased last-hour interest and problems with the website slowed the process of signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Louisiana.</p><p>Website problems led staffers at the Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation to start using the telephone to sign up applicants. That organization serves the Vietnamese community in New Orleans East.</p><p>That was also time-consuming, with calls lasting up to two hours.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:57:33 +0000 Associated Press 57445 at Affordable Care Act's Open Enrollment Deadline Is March 31 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The window is fast closing on the open enrollment period to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The deadline to purchase insurance through the federal Healthcare Marketplace is Monday, March </span>31<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>WWNO's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Diane Mack spoke with Doug Wilkinson, state coordinator with the Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition, </span>LHEC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, about the approaching deadline.</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:03:37 +0000 Diane Mack 57231 at As Obamacare Deadline Nears, Louisiana Gets Special Attention With only four days left before the March 31 enrollment deadline, the White House is kicking into high gear trying to round up more Affordable Care Act enrollees – and Louisiana got special attention Thursday.<p>Why? Enrollment in the federal healthcare exchange there has lagged behind other states and, perhaps as important, citizens are getting bombarded with anti-ACA ads as Democratic Sen. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 57181 at Tips On Navigating The Health Insurance Marketplace <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you are among the thousands of uninsured residents in the metro area, here's a heads up: the deadline to sign up for health insurance and receive coverage this year under the Affordable Care Act is fast approaching.</span></p><p>Susan Todd, executive director of <a href="" target="_blank">504HealthNet</a>, which provides support to a network of healthcare providers in the greater New Orleans area, has tips on how to navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace and info on why you should sign up sooner rather than later.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:24:07 +0000 Diane Mack 54466 at Louisiana Health Insurance Enrollment Through Federal Marketplace Grows To 17,500 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Enrollment in health insurance plans through the federal marketplace has swelled, with more than 17,500 people in Louisiana signed up for coverage by December.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:22:25 +0000 Associated Press 52054 at Your Questions About The Affordable Care Act <p><span class="caps" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(191, 191, 191); font-family: 'Gotham SSm A', 'Gotham SSm B', 'Gotham SSm', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(63, 71, 79);">NPR</span><span style="color: rgb(191, 191, 191); font-family: 'Gotham SSm A', 'Gotham SSm B', 'Gotham SSm', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(63, 71, 79);">’s guide to the dozens of common questions about the new health care law known as Obamacare. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:28:51 +0000 WWNO Staff 50425 at As Health Care Deadline Draws Near, Navigators Get Creative <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monday marks the first deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Throughout the country, health care navigators are helping people with the enrollment process. In New Orleans, they're working hard to reach as many people as possible, spending time outside shopping malls, corner stores... even the airport.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 50370 at President Barack Obama Speaks On The Economy And The Affordable Care Act At The Port Of New Orleans <p>President Barack Obama visited the Port of New Orleans on Friday, Nov. 8, delivering a speech on the state of the economy and the vitality of the nation's ports, and touching on future infrastructure spending and the Affordable Care Act.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>The full text of the President's remarks, as provided by the White House Press Office:</strong></em></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:04:16 +0000 Eve Troeh & Jason Saul 47429 at Health Care Insurance Help Available With Pen And Paper <p>Problems with the website set up for the Affordable Care Act doesn’t mean people can’t sign up for health insurance. Applications can still be made on paper.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 47251 at