BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three nonprofits are expected to get $1.5 million in federal grants to help Louisiana residents get coverage through the federal online health insurance marketplace offered in accordance with the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday the anticipated grants will go to:

The Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center, $1,023,256

The National Healthy Start Association, $391,846

The Capital Area Agency on Aging, District II, in Baton Rouge, $110,000

In 2013, the Southwest center received $1.1 million and Capital Area Agency $100,000 in navigator grant funding.

Brian Burton, state director of the Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center, tells The Advocate ( ) the funding will sustain the program that they've already set up as opposed to starting from scratch.


Information from: The Advocate,


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