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Nearly $1.3 million in so-called Navigator Grants were awarded to help Virginians get insurance.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Legal aid offices in Roanoke and Christiansburg will soon be helping people sign up for subsidized insurance under the new federal health care law.
Legal Aid Society Roanoke Valley and Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society will each be able to hire a outreach coordinator with grant money announced Thursday.
A total of $1.3 million in so-called Navigator grants was awarded to the Virginia Poverty Law Center, which will be working with nine legal services programs across the state.
In Roanoke, Christiansburg and elsewhere, the plan is to help uninsured people sign up for subsidized insurance plans that will be available online starting Oct. 1.
People earning up to four times the federal poverty guideline -- about $11,000 for an individual and $23,000 for a family of four -- will be available for private insurance plans that will be discounted on a sliding scale, depending on how much they make.
Called the marketplace, the online network of insurance plans is a key part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Nationwide, 105 organizations will receive a total of $67 million in Navigator grants to help people enroll, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today.
“Navigators will be among the many resources available to help consumers understand their coverage options in the Marketplace,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a prepared statement.
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