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      Action 4 News hosting Affordable Care Act phone bank on Wednesday

      Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act?

      The first phase of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect back on October 1st.

      Officials say more than 4.8 million Texans do not have health insurance.

      The Rio Grande Valley is one of the areas most in need.

      Action 4 News has teamed up with Doctors Hospital at Renaissance to answer your questions.

      We holding a special phone bank from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13th.

      The goal is to help Valley residents better understand how the Affordable Care Act works.

      The telephone number will be published on the day of the phone bank but you can submit your questions ahead of time a special on-line form.

      Starting at 5 p.m., call (956) 362-4YOU or (956) 362-4968.

      We will also be hosting a special LIVE CHATROOM starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

      If you do not have health insurance, there are four ways to apply for Affordable Care Act insurance:

      Apply online. Visit to get started. Apply by phone. Call 1-800-318-2596 to apply for a health insurance plan and enroll over the phone. (TTY: 1-855-889-4325) Apply in person. Visit a trained counselor in your community to get information and apply in person. Find help in your area at Apply by mail. Complete a paper application and mail it in. You can download the paper application form and instructions from