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Lack of hospitals serving as ‘navigators’ seen as problem
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals and medical groups are the organizations that most commonly see uninsured patients and have a powerful incentive to find a payment source for them. You might think they would play a major role in signing up uninsured Americans for subsidized private coverage through the state insurance exchanges and for expanded Medicaid coverage under the healthcare reform law.

But fewer than 10 hospital systems nationwide are participating as “navigator” organizations and receiving federal grants to help consumers enroll in exchange plan coverage.

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