Advertising budget for Obamacare to be cut 90 percent: U.S. health agency

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Posted: Aug 31, 2017 4:58 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Thursday it plans to spend $10 million on advertising for the upcoming Obamacare open enrollment period that starts in November, a sharp cut from the $100 million spent last year.

The agency also said it will cut funding for so-called navigators, who help people enroll in Obamacare health insurance plans, by 41 percent to $36.8 million.

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(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Tim Ahmann)