ROSEN CALLS OUT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR CUTTING GRANT FUNDING FOR NAVIGATOR GROUPS THAT SUPPORT HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) called out the Trump Administration for eliminating most of the grant funding to navigator groups that help Americans enroll in quality, affordable health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
“The Administration’s latest attack on the ACA will make it harder for Nevadans to get access to the coverage they need to live healthy and productive lives,” said Rosen. “At a time when we should be looking for bipartisan solutions to fix our health care system and expand access, this Administration is still choosing to scale back critical services that help Nevadans learn about their coverage options, including how to apply for financial assistance on the exchange. I will continue working in Congress to find real solutions that help Nevadans get coverage.”
BACKGROUND: Earlier last month, Rosen denounced the House GOP’s Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill, which proposed defunding critical parts of the Affordable Care Act, including all funding for navigators who help people enroll in ACA plans and any appropriated funds that help implement the ACA.
Rosen also criticized the Trump Administration after the Department of Justice announced it will not defend a major part of the ACA that prevents insurance companies from denying coverage or charging more to cover pre-existing conditions. Approximately 1.2 million Nevadans have a pre-existing condition, according to the Center for American Progress.