100+ Groups Receive Millions To Help Public ‘Navigate’ Obamacare

105 groups will receive a total of $67 as a part of a broader push to explain the operation of new health insurance exchanges and consumer protections.

Department of Health and Human Services

(TRNS) – The Department of Health and Human Services has announced it will give $67 to a group of 105 organizations that have pledged to help explain insurance options as “Obamacare” insurance exchanges go live in October.

Among the recipient groups are state chapters of the United Way, Planned Parenthood, and a number of universities.

The appropriation of funding to three Planned Parenthood chapters – located in Nebraska, Montana, and New Hampshire – has drawn scrutiny from those opposed to the group’s involvement in family planning services.

Among them, conservative commentator Laura Ingraham added the hashtag #bloodmoney to characterize today’s announcement.

A description published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid of the services provided by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) says the group will, “will assist patients and other consumers with understanding new programs, taking advantage of consumer protections, and navigating the health insurance system to find the most affordable coverage that meets their needs.”

PPNNE is slated receive $145,161 from the Affordable Care Act’s “navigator program.”

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