HHS Budgets $150 Million to Teach People How to Sign Up for Obamacare


Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) headed by Kathleen Sebelius recently announced that it would be pouring $150 million into a nationwide effort to teach people how to enroll in Obamacare.

“Investing in health centers for outreach and enrollment assistance provides one more way the Obama administration is helping consumers understand their options and enroll in affordable coverage,” Sebelius stated Thursday.

The big-budget assistance program will provide ‘unbiased information to consumers,’ according to HHS. Healthcare professionals, activists, and union workers known as ‘navigators’ will be paid up to $48 an hour to help people confused about the law’s programs (i.e. everyone in America) sign up for their free benefits. HHS also proudly touted their recent simplification of the Obamacare application, which was whittled down from 21 pages to just 3.

These announcements come hot on the heels of accusations made by retiring Sen. Max Baucus calling Obamacare a ‘train wreck’ and criticizing the unintelligible implementation of the law so far.

1 Comment

  1. May 13, 2013  9:36 pm by Ben Reply

    Getting people information on the care available to them is a bad thing?

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