Federal Grant Awarded To Kansas For Health Insurance Navigation

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TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) -- A federal grant will help more people get access to private insurance and medicaid.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded a total of $67 million to 105 insurance entities nationwide. The money will go toward training navigators to help Americans who are looking for an insurance plan.

CMS granted the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved $525,000 for training purposes.

KAMU is the lead agency in a health insurance marketplace, the Kansas Marketplace Consortium, comprised of 427 different safety net clinic, health department, hospital, Community Mental Health Center and Area Agency on Aging locations across Kansas.

The Kansas Marketplace Consortium wants to hire at least 250 Certified Navigators to be placed throughout the state and provide service to almost 50,000 eligible Kansans.