Washington Post: Administration slashes grants to help Americans get Affordable Care Act coverage

“The Trump administration is eliminating most of the funding for grass-roots groups that help Americans get Affordable Care Act insurance and will for the first time urge the groups to promote health plans that bypass the law’s consumer protections and required benefits.”

“The reduction — the second round of cuts that began last summer — will shrink the federal money devoted to the groups, known as navigators, from $36.8 million to $10 million for the enrollment period that starts in November…”

“In its announcement, the CMS reprised arguments it made last year that navigators, which operate with the annual grants in the 34 states that rely on the ACA’s federal insurance exchange, have been ineffective and…” Read the full article here.

Source: Administration slashes grants to help Americans get Affordable Care Act coverage – By Amy Goldstein, July 10, 2018, The Washington Post.

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