HHS spends $60M to help consumers navigate O-Care

Federal health officials announced $60 million in new funds to help consumers navigate the health insurance marketplaces in November.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) divided the money between 90 organizations that will provide in-person assistance to people shopping for health plans.


The awards span community non-profits, universities, tribal groups and charities in 34 states. At least two Planned Parenthood affiliates were included.

"In-person assisters have an impact on the lives of so many Americans, helping individuals and families across the country access quality, affordable health coverage," HHS Secretary Burwell said in a statement.

"We are committed to helping Americans get covered and stay covered with in-person assistance in their own communities."

ObamaCare's second enrollment period begins Nov. 15.