More than a dozen Ohio nonprofits have been awarded more than $3 million in federal grants to hire and train so-called “navigators” to help medically uninsured Ohioans sign up for health coverage on statewide insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act.
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More than a dozen Ohio non-profits have received grant money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to hire and train “navigators” to help uninsured Ohioans sign up for insurance on a statewide health exchange opening for enrollment on Oct. 1. Navigator grants, award winners and the cities and counties they serve:
Recipient: Helping Hands Community Outreach Center, Dayton and Montgomery County.
Recipients: The Ohio Association of Foodbanks, all 88 counties; Access Health Mahoning Valley, Mahoning and Trumbull counties; Asian Services in Action, Inc., Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Montgomery, and Summit counties; Carmella Rose Health Foundation, Cuyahoga County; Cuyahoga Health Access Partnership, Cuyahoga County; Community Action Committee of Pike County, Jackson, Pike, and Scioto counties; Disability Rights Ohio, all 88 counties; Health Care Access Now, Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Highland Counties; Heart of Ohio Family Health Center, Franklin County; Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, VanWert, Williams, Woods and Wyandot counties; Ohio Association of Free Clinics, 40 counties; Ohio Department of Health all 88 counties; United Way of Greater Cleveland 2-1-1 , Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Medina, Portage and Wayne counties; The Community Action Program Corporation of Washington Morgan Counties, Morgan and Washington counties; Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging , Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties.
Recipient: Neighborhood Health Association, Toledo
Recipient: Clermont (County) Recovery Center Inc.
The newspaper will have a comprehensive look at the impact of the Affordable Care Act in Ohio beginning Sept. 22.