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Baton Rouge mayor urges public to get health insurance

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden made a push Monday to make sure as many people get signed up for health insurance as possible.

So far, more than 185,000 people in Louisiana have signed up for health care during open enrollment, but Holden and health care officials want that number to go higher. 

They say it is easy to get signed up and means you avoid the $695 penalty for not having health care coverage. 

"What you're being offered now are more things that you can turn to that can improve your life and make the quality of your life better, by people who are not looking for a grab bag for themselves, but to make you a success healthwise," said Holden.
    
The deadline to sign up for healthcare for 2016 is January 31.

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