Free help available with Obamacare

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A certified HealthCare Navigator will be available at Alachua County Library District locations in east Gainesville through Feb. 15 to provide information about health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act, as well as assist with signing up for health coverage.

Anyone wishing to enroll in health insurance, shop for a new plan or renew their health coverage can visit one of these locations for free, unbiased assistance. Information on local resources available for those who don’t qualify for the discounts and can’t afford the insurance is also available.

Also, Cone Park Branch, Library Headquarters and Library Partnership will have a bilingual (Spanish-English) HealthCare Navigator at the dates and times listed below. HealthCare Navigators are trained and scheduled by the Suwannee River Area Health Education Center and the Epilepsy Foundation.

For the latest schedule updates, call the branch libraries or check out
* Cone Park, 2841-A E. University Ave.: Bilingual HealthCare Navigator, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 12 (352-334-0720).
* Library Headquarters, 401 E. University Ave.: Bilingual HealthCare Navigator, 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 and Feb. 11; noon-6 p.m. Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 1 (352-334-3900)
* Library Partnership, 1130 NE 16th Ave.: Bilingual HealthCare Navigator, noon-6 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 (352-334-0165)

For more information, call Nickie Kortus at 352-334-3909 or email her at or visit For more information about HealthCare Navigators from Well Florida Council in the North Florida area, visit

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