Planned Parenthood is getting an extra infusion of taxpayer money this year, as some of its affiliated clinics are tapped to serve as “Navigators” for Obamacare.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday that it is giving grants totaling $655,192 to Planned Parenthood clinics in Iowa, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Montana and New Hampshire.
Those clinics are among the 105 organizations that applied for “Navigator” grants to help people sign up for health insurance. HHS is spending a total of $67 million overall on the sign-up effort.
According to HHS, “Navigators are trained to provide unbiased information in a culturally competent manner to consumers about health insurance, the new Health Insurance Marketplaces, qualified health plans, and public programs including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.”