Consumer Advocates Worried As CMS Relaxes ACA Navigator Standards

April 10, 2018
CMS' move this week to loosen the Obama administration's standards for ACA navigators will jeopardize consumers' ability to get local, unbiased and in-person assistance as they shop for coverage and appears to be another step in the Trump administration's effort to reduce reliance on healthcare.gov, consumer advocates allege. The agency on Monday (April 9) finalized a rule that ends the requirement that all service areas have two navigators, and that at least one entity be a community-centered non-profit. The final...

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