The Washington Post, March 13, 2014
After a number of states have passed laws limiting the reach of Obamacare "navigators," the Obama administration is getting ready to push back. HHS has signaled it will soon take on restrictions that states have placed on the federally funded program meant to educate consumers about health insurance. There are different designations of Obamacare-related in-person help: navigators, in-person assisters and certified application counselors. Each designation has varying responsibilities, but the general idea is that they're supposed to help people understand their insurance options under the health care law, though they can't actually enroll anyone in coverage.