LA Public Library offers help signing up for health care

The L.A. Central Library.
The L.A. Central Library.
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Angelenos who have put off signing up for health insurance - or who are still confused about the Affordable Care Act -  can now drop by their local public library for help. The Los Angeles Public Library has announced it will have information and workshops about the federal law and Covered California, the state-run health insurance marketplace, at all 73 of its branches through the end of open enrollment on March 31st.

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Some branches will also have certified enrollment counselors on hand to walk people through their application.

"We’re trying to make it free and comfortable and a great resource for people," said Melissa Potter, the public library’s director of adult services.

More information about what’s available at each branch and a schedule of workshops is at

The library is partnering on this project with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the California Endowment. The Endowment is a supporter of KPCC.