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.”

Tags: , ,

Luke Vargas
Luke Vargas is a New York-based reporter for Talk Radio News Service, anchoring world news coverage from the United Nations. Luke previously covered Campaign 2008 and 2012 for radio and television. Follow Luke on Twitter @TheCourier

Earnest: U.S. Won’t Reveal Timing Of Syrian Airstrikes

President Obama is prepared to launch airstrikes in Syria, but not specific on when they will happen.

Syrian Rebels To Be Trained Over 8-12 Months

Pentagon Press Secretary Kirby said training will focus on “basic” military skills, focusing on organizational leadership and equipment proficiency.

LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – September 20-21

The Day Ahead Logo

The largest-ever climate rally is planned for Sunday in New York, Sierra Ebola emerges from nationwide home confinement, and the MH370 hunt continues.

Kerry, French Counterpart Pledge Support for Baghdad at UN

Kerry said every country, including Iran, has a role to play im fighting the Islamic State.

European Human Rights Conference To Hammer Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

57 member states will participate in the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting from Sept. 22 – Oct. 3, in Warsaw, Poland.

White House Launches “It’s On Us” Campaign

The new program seeks to help schools raise awareness and create comprehensive resources in the fight against sexual assault