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Churches help with last-minute enrollment push for state health exchange

Churches help with last-minute enrollment push for state health exchange

As a self-employed tow-truck driver, Raimundo Mariano went for years without any health insurance.

"It is very hard because I had to pay cash for my doctors," said Mariano, a 58-year-old native of Brazil.

But once the federal Affordable Care Act expanded the insurance options available to people without employer-provided health insurance, Mariano was able to sign up for a plan. And on Sunday, he spent time with insurance navigator Pat Gussio to pick an insurance plan and sign up for coverage for this year.

"It is very helpful," Mariano said after completing the online enrollment at Celebration Church in Columbia.

Celebration Church, a...

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