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Affordable Care Act Workload

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The Community Health Care Center of Wichita Falls is the only place in Wichita County helping people sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act and there are only two Certified Application Counselors available to help with the increasing workload. 

"We are booked for appointments.  If they want to come in and possibly wait, they can," said Certified Application Counselor, Stephanie Knisley. 

Due to the increasing number of Texomans wanting to sign up for health care coverage to become insured before the March 31st deadline, counselors have sent them to the Affordable Care Act call center, which will help walk residents through the application process. 

"We need several places to make it convenient for those who are trying to seek health care," said Texoma resident, Allen Shewmake. 
Having health care coverage in general is an important benefit to Texoma residents. 

"Health coverage is very important because if you end up in the hospital or if you have sudden illness, you have a cap to what you would have to pay.  It also helps you stay healthy with preventative care," said Knisley. 

If you still have questions regarding the Health Care Coverage under the Affordable Care Act, you can contact the Community Healthcare Center at (940) - 766-3606 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

Taylor Barnes, Newschannel 6