HHS selects organizations to help Americans navigate Obamacare

August 15, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced $67 million in grants to 105 applicants who will train navigators to help Americans enrolling in plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace beginning this fall.

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced $67 million in grants to 105 applicants who will train navigators to help Americans enrolling in plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace beginning this fall.

“Navigators will be among the many resources available to help consumers understand their coverage options in the marketplace,” Sebelius said. “A network of volunteers on the ground in every state, healthcare providers, business leaders, faith leaders, community groups, advocates, and local elected officials can help spread the word and encourage their neighbors to get enrolled.”

HHS has also created a website to help consumers make healthcare choices.  Groups participating in the consumer outreach include the American Medical Association, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the NAACP, the National Baptist Convention, and the National Partnership for Women and Families.