Health Insurance Sign-ups Going Strong

<a href="http://www official source.wlos.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/ObamaCare-Deadline-Approaching-for-2016-Coverage-242129.shtml#.Vm-FYew8KnM”>WLOS reports on the work that Pisgah Legal Services is doing to sign local people up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Dec. 15 is the deadline to sign up for plans beginning Jan. 1,…

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ACA Kickoff Events Held Around WNC

On Saturday, November 7th, free kickoff events were held to help people from across WNC enroll in health insurance coverage. Read more in this Citizen-Times article by Leah Buletti. Get more information about how you can get help enrolling.

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More Local People Now Have Health Insurance

The Citizen-Times reports that Buncombe County’s rate of uninsured dropped by four percentage points from 15.8 percent in 2013 to 11.8 percent last year.  In North Carolina, the percent of uninsured decreased from 15.6 percent to 13.1 percent. (Photo credit:…

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How Badly Do We Want Affordable Housing?

Pisgah Legal’s own Managing Attorney Robin Merrell is featured as a guest columnist as part of the Mountain Xpress series on Affordable Housing in Asheville. Here is her response to the question,”What would it take to solve the Asheville area’s…

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One Simple Idea to Reduce Domestic Violence

A new report says that providing free or subsidized legal representation to victims can reduce domestic violence and lower associated health care and legal costs. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost overnight cialis.com/entry/simple-idea-could-reduce-domestic-violence_55a97c5fe4b0d2ded39f1e68?section=parents”>Get the full story from The Huffington Post…

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Medicaid Expansion Rally in Asheville

A recent rally was held to encourage the expansion of Medicaid in North Carolina. Pisgah Legal Services’ Managing Attorney Jaclyn Kiger was one of the speakers encouraging expanded access to health care in the state. Read the story. Photo and…

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