W.Va. AG Criticizes Lack Of Health Care Answers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is criticizing federal health care officials for refusing to respond to questions over a plan to hire workers to help walk people through their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

Morrisey and a dozen other state attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last month pointing out privacy concerns with the plan to hire navigators to help roll out the health care reforms. They asked for a response by Aug. 28.

Morrisey's office also sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the department Aug. 21 seeking information on the program.

Morrisey said Wednesday he was disappointed he hasn't received a response.

A department spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment.

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