Rick Thornton, a Dallas health insurance agent, says latest decision by the current administration reverses slides in funding that occurred during the previous administration and bolsters the ACA.
Dallas Health Insurance Agent See New
Funding for Health Navigators
Health insurance agents in Dallas are competing with
federal government navigators.
This is where insurance navigators, groups who are
trained to assist people in making the best coverage
decision, can really come in handy.
According to a recent report, the current administration is
offering an $80 million increase for these navigators in an
attempt to increase the number of navigators in the U.S.
and, as a result, spur more
signups for the Affordable Care
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
also gave navigators $36.2 million for the 2018
coverage year, down from $63 million from the
2016 and 2017 enrollment periods to help
individuals and families with health insurance in
As the article pointed out, returning consumers made up 79% of
consumers with a plan selection in 2021 compared to 75% in 2020
"This eight-fold increase in navigator funding will help
consumers deciding whether to enroll or continue their
healthcare coverage through HealthCare.gov during the
open enrollment period this fall," Department of Health and
Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a
statement on Wednesday.
Rick Thornton, a Dallas health insurance agent
, said that this latest news is a positive for the
Affordable Care Act and the millions of
Americans who are trying to get it.
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