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UGA forced to shutter health insurance navigator program

A new state law has forced the University of Georgia to shutter its health insurance navigator program that helped more than 33,000 Georgians — many of them from rural areas — buy coverage on the Affordable Care Act's online insurance marketplace.

Passed by lawmakers last spring, House Bill 943 bars any state government agency from running navigator programs, a key part of the health care law's goal of helping millions of Americans get affordable insurance. The law allowed UGA to continue providing navigators until the $1.7 million in federal funding that the university received to run the program ran out. That money dried up Aug. 14.

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