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Affordable Care Act navigators

A strawberry blonde hair woman helps a brunette woman sign up for health insurance on a laptop.
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A group that helps Floridians sign up for health insurance on the federal marketplace received a $1.3 million grant to continue their work.

 Tampa Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor is touting a bill to restore navigator funding slashed the last few years at the federal level.
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A Tampa lawmaker has proposed a federal bill that would restore millions of dollars in funding taken from a group that helps sign people up for health insurance.

Health Insurance ‘Navigators’ Funding Takes Hit

Sep 13, 2018

Florida Covering Kids & Families, an organization at the University of South Florida, has been awarded $1.25 million from the federal government to fund “navigators” who help people find and enroll in health-insurance plans. 

Florida is once again leading in enrollment on the federal health insurance marketplace, and that success has caught the attention of HealthCare.gov CEO Kevin Counihan.