Hundreds sign up during local Affordable Care Act enrollfests

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by Janet Roach, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 17 at 7:00 PM

NORFOLK -- Two sign-up events for the Affordable Care Act will be held in Norfolk and Newport News this weekend.

Local members of Celebrate Healthcare say they're seeing more and more people signing up for the in the past few weeks since the Healthcare.gov website has improved.

The group has been sponsoring enrollfests throughout Hampton Roads to get people signed up before the December 23 deadline to be insured by January 1.

Organizers say more than 250 people attended a recent event in Virginia Beach.

The next event is Saturday,  December 21 at Ivy Baptist Church on Maple Avenue in Newport News from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

On Monday - deadline day - an enrollfest will be held at the YWCA on Colley Avenue in Norfolk from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

For more information on Celebrate Healthcare click here or call 757-287-0277.

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