Feds Budget Millions for Obamacare 'Navigators'

Maybe they can figure it out


MADISON — Federal health bureaucrats know applying for health insurance through the federal health care exchanges won't be easy.

If it were, there wouldn't be the need for tens of thousands of taxpaye- backed "navigators," new positions that soon will be created to help steer consumers through the rough waters of Obamacare.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide Wisconsin with $829,300 in navigator grant funds as part of the $54 million HHS set aside nationally for one year's worth of navigators. There is $1.7 million more available for community health centers through HHS.