HHS Rips GOP 'Interference' With ACA Navigators

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT) -- Federal regulators on Monday chastised House Republicans for demanding exhaustive information, including guidelines for ensuring consumer privacy, from so-called navigators tasked with helping customers when Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges debut next month, calling the inquiries distracting and unnecessary.

The memo to Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, depicted the panel’s recent letters to dozens of navigators as poorly timed and likely to divert resources when only weeks remain before exchanges open for business.

"We are concerned about the...
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