The Biden administration will provide an $80 million boost in grant funding—the largest ever—for Obamacare “navigators” that help connect the uninsured with marketplace coverage.
The funding, announced Friday by Department of Health and Human Services, will only be available to applicants that want to serve as navigators in states that use the federal HealthCare.gov marketplace. States with their own Obamacare marketplaces provide their own navigator funding and awards.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services encouraged current and past navigators to apply for the new funding, especially those that serve underserved and diverse communities.
“We know that Navigators are ...