Judge Grants Restraining Order on Controversial State Rules for Health Law Navigators

U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell issued a temporary restraining order today blocking Tennessee from enforcing part of the controversial emergency rules regulating the actions of people seeking to sign up the uninsured for coverage under the federal health law. The judge found issue with one of the definitions for a health law navigator and issued an injunction against it effective until Oct. 21, saying the rule was not “narrowed or tailored.” That language spelled out a navigator as anyone who “facilitates enrollment of individuals or employers in health plans or public insurance programs offered through the exchange.” The Tennessean has more.