The navigators were needed morein 2013 and 2014 when the marketplaces were in their first yearsand millions of people who hadn't bought insurance before wereconsidering the health law's new options. (Image:Shutterstock)

The Trump administration's decision Tuesday to slash funding tononprofit groups that help Americans buyindividual health insurance coverage sparked outrage from advocatesof the Affordable Care Act. Using words like “immoral” and“cold-hearted,” they saw it as the Republicans' latest act of sabotage against the sweeping healthlaw.

But as the ACA's sixth open-enrollment period under the health lawapproaches in November, the lack of in-person assistance isunlikely to be a disaster for people seeking coverage, insuranceand health experts say.

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