Finding help

The Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period runs from Nov. 1, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016. For coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2016, people must enroll by Dec. 15, 2015. For coverage beginning Feb. 1, the deadline is Jan. 15, 2016.

To get help understanding or enrolling, call 855-733-3711 or visit Get Covered America. To find a health insurance plan on your own, visit

People can apply for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program at any time at Buncombe County Health and Human Services, 40 Coxe Ave., Asheville NC 28801 (250-5500).

Additional resources:

Pisgah Legal Services
62 Charlotte St., Asheville NC 28801

Council on Aging of Buncombe County
46 Sheffield Circle, Asheville NC 28803

Western Carolina Medical Society
304 Summit St., Asheville NC 28803

WNC Community Health Services (Minnie Jones Health Center)
257 Biltmore Ave., Asheville NC 28801

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry
155 Livingston St., Asheville

About Able Allen
Able studied political science and history at Warren Wilson College. He enjoys travel, dance, games, theater, blacksmithing and the great outdoors. Follow me @AbleLAllen

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