ETCOG bows out of navigators program
POSTED: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 6:25pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 10:38am
The Affordable Healthcare Act is underway, and there is obviously a lot of interest.
In fact, there’s so much interest the websites have been swamped.
So, in every area, there is a program to hire and train so-called “navigators,” to steer applicants in the right direction.
Tour guides for Obamacare, if you will.
And in east Texas, The East Texas Council of Governments, which represents 14 counties, tentatively agreed to share a grant to be involved in the navigator program.
But last night, they decided not to.
The state of Texas, which has declined to establish a health plan exchange for the state, says it wants more restrictions on the navigators, and they have not been established yet.
So ETCOG said the liability was too great.
But Vik Verma of the political group Organizing for Action, says the state is dragging its feet.
And the reason he says, is politics.