|Ohio groups get $3 million from feds to sign up uninsured|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Thursday, 15 August 2013 13:18|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Five organizations in Ohio are getting $3 million from the federal government to help people sign up for insurance under the new health care law.
The grants announced Thursday by President Barack Obama's administration will be used to hire and train outreach workers.
The Ohio Association of Foodbanks was the largest recipient of the so-called navigator grants, with almost $2 million. The money will support 30 to 40 navigators.
Navigators will be particularly important to the law's success in Republican-led states such as Ohio, where state officials are taking a hands-off approach to promoting the law. Ohio's insurance department says no marketing, advertising or outreach efforts are in the works by the state.
Enrollment for the law's new coverage options starts Oct. 1, and benefits kick in Jan. 1.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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