December 4, 2016 (Grand Valley Lanthorn) – Though many opinions have been circulating about the Affordable Care Act, a seemingly-positive one stems from the introduction of health insurance “navigators.” These trained health professionals have a goal to help people without insurance get covered with a plan that suits them. Navigators seek to ease some of that stress of searching for the perfect insurance plan.
During the last half of the fall semester, Grand Valley State University gave students opportunities to talk with one of these individuals from Cherry Health in Grand Rapids. The purpose of bringing a health insurance navigator to campus was to not inform students only about health care options in general, but also about GVSU’s own health insurance policy made especially for students. It turns out, health insurance navigators visiting campus are only half of GVSU’s plan to provide students with affordable options.