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Health care enrollment continues

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The open enrollment period is shorter again this year. There is only a six-week period to enroll, and the current deadline is Dec. 15.

The good news is that you have people in your community who are trained to provide assistance to consumers at no charge. Greene County Health Care has specially trained, certified application counselors at each of its facilities in Greene, Pitt and Pamlico counties.

As part of our free, in-person assistance, we can answer questions about Medicaid, Health Choice, Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Our bilingual enrollment specialists can also help complete enrollment or re-enrollment applications and help navigate different insurance alternatives and programs.

We may also direct consumers to other services they need, including food banks, housing information and appropriate city and county services in the area.

GCHC is a community health center and is not affiliated with any insurance company. The information we provide reflects fair, accurate and impartial information to help the consumer.

During the enrollment period, GCHC has extended our hours of services. We also continue to accept appointments and members of the community who walk in to our facilities. You do not have to use GCHC as a patient to receive this service. To make an appointment with one of our enrollment specialists, call 252-531-8200.

You may also apply for or renew your Marketplace coverage by visiting healthcare.gov or by calling the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596. To find other in-person assisters in your area, visit localhelp.healthcare.gov.

Idalia Arellano

Outreach & Enrollment supervisor at Greene County Health Care, which operates facilities with a sliding scale fee system in Greene, Pitt and Pamlico counties

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Letters

February 21, 2019

As a student at a large university, safety is always a priority to me and my family. While it is hard to protect a campus where people have access to come and go, it is not so far fetched to take measures to protect K-12 school systems considering they are smaller and more controlled.

While adding…

February 21, 2019

No, Mr. Baldree (Public Forum, Feb. 17), “We the People” did not elect the Donald. “You, the 3 million-plus fewer voters than voted for Mrs. Clinton,” put this running national joke and “minority” president in the White House.

And no, Mr. Baldree, after Mrs.…

February 20, 2019

Want to live a healthy life lasting 500 years — or longer? That possibility, the increasing role of artificial intelligence (e.g., battlefield robotics, self-driving cars, and — yes —supposedly emotionally sensitive companionship dolls), genetic engineering and tissue generation…

February 20, 2019

We as a community paid tribute to a true American politician — a man who served God, family and community. As the wife of a reservist currently serving his eighth tour, I am extremely grateful to have had Rep. Walter Jones in office.

Known as fighter for the servicemen and women…

February 20, 2019

As I reflect on my time with Congressman Jones, my thoughts are with his family, which to me also includes his staff. I had the honor of working for Congressman Jones for 14 years and I watched him up close serving the people of the 3rd District.

Although important, what has been shared over the…

February 19, 2019

Pitt County Schools is moving forward with efforts to make local schools more secure after introducing measures in May 2018. A letter was sent out Feb. 13 from Superintendent Ethan Lenker to parents to inform them of the progress made.

I have read the letter and there are 12 security additions…

February 19, 2019

The construction of an apartment complex will be possible thanks to a rezoning of Fire Tower Road. That sounds good on the surface, and it has many benefits, but it ignores the long-term issues — traffic and crowding.

Greenville city planning has more than likely pondered these issues,…

February 18, 2019

I urge Rep. G.K. Butterfield to vote no on bill H53/S52. This bill has already been presented to the legislature (H575) in 2017. It was not passed then and should not be passed now. It is obviously a method to curtail the rights of people to their reproductive health.

Reps. McElraft, Turner and…

February 18, 2019

Well folks I was going to focus my writing on just art matters. However, after listening again to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s street sweeper speech I’m inclined to combine the two.

Firstly if you have never heard it, just search MLK street sweeper and be prepared to be uplifted and…

February 17, 2019

I read with interest Ralph Tyson’s letter (Republicanism betrays the people, Feb. 7). He stresses “We the People.” Correct, and we the people elected Donald Trump — get over it!

He goes on to say Republicans are not constitutionalists — why don’t you…

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