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Burke, KTRE healthcare hotline gets 202 callers; organizers pleased with results

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Wednesday night’s healthcare hotline hosted by Burke and KTRE proved to be a success.

“We were very satisfied with the result,” said Alejandra Padierna, the lead healthcare navigator for Burke.

Padierna said 202 people called the healthcare hotline Wednesday night. Of that number, 103 people requested that assisters in their respective areas call them to schedule appointments. Plus, there were three callers from outside of KTRE’s coverage area.

Here’s how the numbers broke down.

  • Angelina County: 59
  • Cherokee County: 21
  • Houston County: 7
  • Nacogdoches County: 21
  • Sabine County: 3
  • San Augustine County: 7
  • Trinity County: 1

The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act will continue through Jan. 31, 2016.

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