ACA Navigators Are Busy With Sign-Ups, Despite Federal Cuts To Outreach

Margarita Mills (left), an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, helped Daniela Morales shop for an Affordable Care Act health plan at the Mall of the Americas in Miami last month.

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Margarita Mills (left), an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, helped Daniela Morales shop for an Affordable Care Act health plan at the Mall of the Americas in Miami last month.

Joe Raedle/Getty Images

When Monica Spalding got the renewal letter from her health insurance company with premium details for the upcoming year, she couldn’t believe her eyes. The insurer estimated that the share of the monthly premium that she and her husband would owe for their marketplace silver plan would go up from the current $28 a month to $545.

She immediately called Sharon Barker, a health insurance navigator with Family and Children’s Service in Nashville, Tenn., with whom she and her husband had worked this year to buy a marketplace plan after relocating from California to take care of her husband’s ailing parents.

Article source: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/12/05/568343286/aca-navigators-are-busy-with-sign-ups-despite-federal-cuts-to-outreach?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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