Will Georgia’s Health Care Navigators Be Ready? A Talk with One Navigator, Bill Rencher
Starting October 1, 2013, consumers will be able to shop for health care coverage at online marketplaces called exchanges.
It’s all part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Some states have set up their own exchanges; Georgia has opted not to do that, so consumers here will use an exchange set up by the Federal government.
To help consumers get through the process of signing up, the Feds have funded “navigators,” people around the state who can answer consumers’ questions. One group of navigators in Georgia is the consumer advocacy organization Georgia Watch.
WABE’s Denis O’Hayer spoke with Bill Rencher, the Health Access Program Director at Georgia Watch.