News : Landrieu Celebrates Decision to Keep Bogalusa Call Center Open
Washington, April 2, 2014 --U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., celebrated the decision by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to allow General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) to keep open its health care enrollment call center in Bogalusa. Previously, the call center was scheduled to be closed on April 25. In February, Sen. Landrieu urged the administration and General Dynamics to keep the center open.
"This is great news for the city of Bogalusa and the employees at the call center. I'm pleased that after conversations I held with both General Dynamics and the administration, that it will remain open. This comes as a direct result of the growing demand individuals and families across the country have for health care as a result of the Affordable Care Act," said Sen. Landrieu.
"During the last week of open enrollment, call centers in Louisiana and across the country saw a record 2.5 million calls. This increased demand for quality, affordable health coverage that families and businesses can count on shows that the ACA is getting stronger every day. It is not only resulting in greater access to health insurance coverage in Louisiana, but also jobs on the ground in Bogalusa."
"Keeping this call center open is a big deal for Bogalusa and the surrounding area," said State Sen. Ben Nevers. "The 600 jobs created by GDIT are a boost to our local economy, and I appreciate the work Sen. Landrieu and other officials did to make this happen."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Friday, April 4, 2014