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      Albany residents get help with the Affordable Care Act

      Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital aligned with Seed Co., to enroll residents for insurance under the Affordable Care Act at the Albany Civic Center, Saturday afternoon. / Rheya Spigner


      Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital aligned with Seed Co., to enroll residents for insurance under the Affordable Care Act at the Albany Civic Center, Saturday afternoon.

      Of the 200 residents that signed up for insurance, Wallace Miller was a special case.

      Miller enrolled into the program and after speaking with a navigator to help him assess which insurance he could sign up for Miller was told he wouldn't have to pay any co-pay for his insurance.

      Miller says he's been without insurance for two years, to enroll today and find out his co-pay is free, was a blessing.

      Darrell Sabbs, Director of Community Benefits for Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital said, "the Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape in healthcare by making healthcare accessible to so many more people... But the on ramp to the access is to be insured, so today is about enrolling people so that they can have access to healthcare for them selves and for their family. "

      According to Seed Co., this has been the highest turn out rate in the state of Georgia.

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