Groups fear Trump funding cuts will lower ObamaCare enrollment

September 8, 2017, The Hill, Rachel Roubein- Groups that for years have helped people sign up for ObamaCare say the White House’s cuts to their funding will almost certainly lower enrollment in the insurance exchanges this year. Some of the groups, known as navigators, say they’re worried they’ll have to permanently cut back on staff, as well as education and outreach about the health-care law ahead of an open enrollment period beginning Nov. 1. “The ultimate goal is to try to get as many folks signed up onto it as we can who are eligible,” said Kathie Hiers, CEO of AIDS Alabama, which has received federal grants in the past to help sign people up for the exchanges.

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