Obamacare assistance: some signup events in GA Nov. 3-5

Nov 02, 2017
The HealthCare.gov website (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Open enrollment has arrived for the Affordable Care Act’s exchange markets this year.  People can sign up for ACA coverage, also known as Obamacare, by going to healthcare.gov.

For those who could use help, several navigator organizations still exist in Georgia to guide people through the process of enrolling.  

The largest organization, Insure Georgia, mostly doesn’t have offices but shows up at spots across the state at specific times. Its navigators bring a computer to a public place, set up a desk and are ready for visitors. Their hope is to visit enough places in enough counties that everybody has an opportunity to get to visit them at least once. It doesn’t matter whether you don’t live in the county they’re visiting.

A calendar of Insure Georgia’s sign-up events is available on its website, Insurega.org.  You can also go there to search your county to see exactly when an event there might be.

Insure Georgia’s advertising budget has been cut deeply this year, so you likely won’t be hearing about the events on radio and TV like in previous years.  

Here are its events for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-5. 

McDonough Public Library 

Nov. 3, 3- 7 p.m. 

1001 Florence McGarity Blvd., McDonough, GA 30252 

Griffin-Spaulding Library 

Nov. 3, 2- 6 p.m. 

800 Memorial Drive, Griffin, GA 30223 

McDuffie County Library 

Nov. 3, 1:30- 5:30 p.m. 

338 Main St., Thomson, GA 30824 

Wayne County Family Connections 

Nov. 3, 1- 6 p.m. 

268 S. Bamboo St., Jesup, GA 31546 

Habersham County Library 

Nov. 3, 1- 4 p.m. 

301 N. Main St., Cornelia, GA 30531 

Warren County Library 

Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

10 Warren St., Warrenton, GA 30828 

Stephens County Library 

Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

53 W. Savannah St., Toccoa, GA 30577 

Macon: Shurling Library 

Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

1769 Shurling Drive, Macon, GA 31211

Quitman County Library 

Nov. 3, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 

25 Old School Road, Georgetown, GA 39854 

Atlanta: Neighborhood Union Health Center 

Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

186 Sunset Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30314 

Newnan: Mitchell Powell Jr. Branch Library 

Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

25 Hospital Road, Newnan, GA 30263 

Bulloch County Library 

Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

124 S. Main St., Statesboro, GA 30458 

Lowndes Department of Labor 

Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

221 S. Ashley St., Valdosta, GA 31601 

Crisp Regional Hospital Cafeteria 

Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

902 Seventh St N., Cordele, GA 31015

Phoebe Putney Hospital North 

Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

2000 Palmyra Road, Albany, GA 31701 

Columbus Public Library 

Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

3000 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31906 

Dade County Library 

Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

102 Court St., Trenton, GA 30752 

L.C. Anderson Memorial Library 

Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

50 S. Kennedy St., Metter, GA 30439 

Coffee County: Satilla Regional Library 

Nov. 4, noon- 3 p.m. 

200 S. Madison Ave., Douglas, GA 31533 

Jonesboro: Divine Faith Ministries 

Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

and Nov. 5m, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

9800 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, GA 30236 

Lawrenceville: Five Forks Branch 

Nov. 5, noon-5 p.m. 

2870 Five Forks Trickum Road S.W., Lawrenceville, GA 30044 

Athens Library 

Nov. 5, 2-6 p.m. 

2025 Baxter St., Athens, GA 30606