PRICE ANNOUNCES FEDERAL HEALTH INSURANCE NAVIGATOR GRANTS FOR FOURTH DISTRICT ORGANIZATIONS
Washington, DC -- Today, Representative David Price (NC-04) announced that two Fourth District organizations will receive $2.7 million in Navigator funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This funding will help North Carolinians shop for and enroll in 2014-2015 health plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace this fall. Legal Aid of North Carolina, as the leader of the North Carolina Navigator Consortium, will receive $2.3 million, and the Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina will receive $427,610.
"This funding from CMS will allow the North Carolina Navigator Consortium, the Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina, and their allies to help even more North Carolinians apply for and enroll in affordable health care coverage," said Price. "The success of Navigator programs in our state is proof positive that thousands of North Carolinians can now live healthier lives thanks to the Affordable Care Act."
The Navigator program was created to provide in-person assistance to applicants in the Health Insurance Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The innovative work of the North Carolina Navigator Consortium and the Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina has helped the state exceed this year's ACA enrollment goals by 187 percent.
Enrollment for 2015 ACA health care plans under the ACA begins on November 15, 2014.