Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Obamacare for Dummies: Navigator Edition

Navigator grants have been awarded! HHS announced that funding would be $67 million spread across 33 states. As Mike noted in his post earlier, the funding magically increased from $54 million thanks to the Prevention and Public Health Fund Obamacare Slush Fund  that authorizes Kathleen Sebelius free reign over how to use it.

Anywho, with funds distributed, the hiring should begin and Navigators will soon be able to go online and complete their required training. In fact, they can already get a head start on the educational part.

Today CMS released a 217 page Standard Operating Procedures Manual for Navigators. The manual includes important stuff such as: making sure you smile, occasionally nod, say thank you, and most importantly, become an 34 days.

This is going to run so smoothly...
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