Healthcare Reform Navigators: Putting Patients at Risk?

Acording to a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act navigator and assister programs put consumers at risk for fraud and identity theft.

The navigators and in-person assisters perform informational services for Americans who need assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans through the reform law's health insurance exchanges. The difference between the two programs is navigator programs must be funded as part of the state exchange operations, although planning and start-up costs can be financed through federal grants. Assister programs can be funded entirely through federal exchange grants for the first year of exchange operations.

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