Gov. Rick Perry directed the state’s insurance regulator to impose additional — some say onerous — regulations on the people who will sign up consumers for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Perry sent a letter Tuesday to Insurance Commissioner Julia Rathgeber at the Texas Department of Insurance directing her to add new regulations on the “navigators” who will be paid for by U.S. government grants to usher people though the process of buying health insurance through the federally run marketplace starting Oct. 1.
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Staff writer Mary Ann Roser contributed to this story.
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