02 Oct Meet Southwest Florida’s head ‘navigator’ for the Affordable Care Act
As the head “navigator” for the Affordable Care Act in Southwest Florida, Thorp’s job is to help make the new health insurance exchanges accessible to everyone who needs coverage.
Starting today, millions of uninsured Americans, including the more than 100,000 in Sarasota and Manatee counties, can choose from a variety of health insurance plans, many subsidized with tax credits and with no denials for pre-existing conditions. Those who do not sign up risk being fined by the federal government.
But reaching the uninsured, some of whom lack Internet access and others who don’t speak English, will be a challenge.