Democrats Argue Navigator Rules Politically Motivated

Saying that proposed state rules for the federal navigator program are politically motivated and would create unnecessary training requirements and registration fees, Democratic legislators on Monday pushed Texas Department of Insurance officials to justify their plan. 

"There is little question that anything related to the Affordable Care Act in the state of Texas has political implications," said state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin. "The problem with that is that we live in a state that has the highest rate of uninsured in the country. We shouldn't make it political." He and other Democrats said that the proposed state rules ...

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