Proposed Regulation of Navigators Criticized at Hearing

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act and its so-called navigators, who are charged with helping uninsured Texans sign up for health insurance coverage, on Friday criticized proposals for additional regulations of navigators during a Texas Department of Insurance hearing.

Political pressure from state leaders, costly additional training and the broad definition of navigators by the state were among the top concerns raised by lawmakers, representatives of health service providers and community organizations that represent navigators working in Texas. TDI proposed the new rules earlier this month. Aimed at addressing concerns from state leaders, the rules would require navigators to ...

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