Skip to comments.OBAMACARE NAVIGATORS WON’T HAVE TO PASS BACKGROUND CHECKS
Posted on 09/25/2013 6:20:05 PM PDT by markomalley
It is called the Federal Data Hub. Massive amounts of information gathered on every American and shared between government agencies. Agencies ranging from the the IRS to the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services. The best part there is no opting out.
So who all has access to this information and the bigger question does private information even exist anymore?
The step toward truth is to inform.
There is as we speak an army of new federal government employees being hired by the department of Health and Human Services. Why does HHS need all these new employees? The answer is simple, the massive new healthcare law, The Affordable Care Act is behind schedule and the Feds need to start signing Americans up for the health care exchanges as quickly as possible.
So what kind of information is going to be collected?
When individuals sign up for federal insurance exchanges, they are required to enter their personal information into a new Federal Data Hub. We are talking about information like medical records, Social Security numbers, tax information, and bank account information. This is done by allowing seven government agencies, including the IRS, Department of Justice, Social Security Administration and others, to share and verify information in order to determine eligibility for an insurance subsidy.
In short, basically everything about you will be shared among multiple agencies. Remember, no actually agency can see or access any information, people working in those agencies do. So who, specifically, will be able to access this information?
They are called Navigators. Men and women who are being hired to work for between $20 and $48 dollars an hour. Sounds like specialized work that will required highly trained individuals, but, not so much. The requirements to become one of these navigators do not even include a high school diploma. And even though these navigators will have access to just about every piece of personal information on Americans enrolled in this exchange, they are not even required to pass a background check.
That is what the house committee on oversight and government reform has been told by HHS.
Navigators will only have to take a 20 to 30 hour online course about how the 1,200 page ACA works.
Interestingly, there is another role of these navigators that deserves a mention. There is more to the role of the Navigators than just signing Americans up for the healthcare exchange.
These Navigators will also be responsible for registering Americans to vote. According to Peoples World Magazine in California,
Californias Secretary of State Debra Bowen is designating the states new Health Benefit Exchange, Covered California, as a voter registration agency under the National Voter Registration Act. That means Covered California will be incorporating voter registration into every transaction online, in-person and by phone it has with consumers.
So, to be clear these Navigators will have access to every bit of your personal and financial information, federal employees who havent even been given so much as a background check.
Of course, HHS says you have nothing to worry about. Marilyn Tavenner the head of HHSs Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services testified before Congress saying,
I want to assure you and all Americans that, when they fill out their [health-insurance] marketplace applications, they can trust the information theyre providing is protected,
But how would any American know that? Even with background checks how can Americans trust that a Federal Data Hub that involves the gathering and consolidation of so much information not be attacked by hackers or compromised by those inside the departments?
We dont know what will happen but we do have evidence of how some other expansive government agencies with even less intrusion into your life are functioning. An audit by the Government Accountability Office of the Transportation Security Administration points out major problems in that agency. That includes TSA agents accused of taking bribes from drug traffickers in Los Angeles or 56 cases alleging theft since 2010 including a 2011 incident involving a screener at Orlando International Airport who pleaded guilty to stealing more than 80 laptops and other electronic devices valued at $80,000.
In all, there were 426 cases of neglect of duty and 384 cases of ethical violations like bribery or credit-card abuse. Then there are the agents who are caught sleeping on the job but the biggest problem here isnt even the behavior of the agents. According to the GAO Half of workers accused of sleeping on the job received less than the lowest penalty called for by agency policies. In all, the GAO found over 9,600 cases of misconduct in an agency that only has the power to allow you to get on an airplane.
What you need to know is that when it comes to the National Data Hub, there is a bigger question here than just one of whether or not HHS navigators might be overstepping their role by registering voters with this personal information. A bigger question than whether or not the information compiled in this data hub is susceptible to fraud, or corrupt workers.
The most important question, does personal or private information exist anymore? Chances are the feds would say no. After all, we know the NSA believes they have the right to read your emails and listen to your phone calls. So why wouldnt they have the right to any and all of your private information? Even your banking information. The federal apparatus that is nearly complete is telling you that you dont have the right to withhold anything about yourself and your life from government.
But that is simply not true.
The rights to privacy are all but gone in America today. Consider this, you do not belong to the state. Your money, your business, your private correspondence and conversations, your identity belongs to you and you alone. Those in power know it but the population has forgotten it. It is time that we remember.
And that is full disclosure.
you can bet they will be mostly acorn workers.
I don’t know how much more corruption I can take. Every time is see an Obama sticker, I want to speed up and ram them..
I’ll treat these “Navigator” assholes just like I treated the census assholes: I told them that they were trespassing and politely asked them to leave my property!
Hollywood will have their records kept with the government too? If so, National Enquirer will have good pickin’s.
This was a brilliant move by the Baraqqis.
Full access to the data, and they get paid with our tax money to recruit Democrat voters.
Oh that’s fine, because I won’t ever be dealing with any of those people for anything at all.
Do they get Remington 870’s?
Why sould they have backround checks if Obama didn’t ??
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“Ill treat these Navigator assholes just like I treated the census assholes: I told them that they were trespassing and politely asked them to leave my property!”
Get their ID, videotape the meeting, cite the HIPPA statute and warn them that if they release any personal medical information to anyone, you will file a HIPPA complaint and sue them civilly.
I’d love to see these on you tube.
My new early 21st Century Samsung flip phone does take video w/sound. All I have to do is teach DW how to use the thang!
You may have started The Revolution, you know?
How many videos of these assholes asking Americans to give up personal information to a total stranger under cover of some bogus health care law will it take, do you think?
ACORN and LULAC and other leftist groups raking in millions of tax dollars no doubt
I cannot even tell you how hard it is for me to remain calm every time I see a bumper sticker. All I see is “I helped destroy America!” on those stickers. I pull all the way up so that I can’t see it at every light. My way of saying EFEW.
Thankfully, most of this crap, especially the exchanges, and the individual and the employer mandates do not apply to the U.S. Territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands). I can see a lot of free market medicine practices and a lot of medical tourism going out that way.
“Every time I see an Obama sticker, I want to speed up and ram them.”
You and me both!
What do you wanna bet the navigators will be “trained” to call police on citizens who are “hostile” to them? With “hostile” being whatever the hell the navigators want it to be. And people will be arrested in their own homes with this navigator plan...
Ophonybama is good at two things: LYING, and enriching himself and his FRiends!
At our expense!
Somehow, someway, we have GOT to figure out a way to impeach, convict and imprison Ophonybama and his LIEberal posse!
Orange jump suits would look REAL GOOD on that crowd!
Georgia just passed a law requiring them to be licensed insurance agents. If the federal government fails to do this, their federal exchanges won’t be allowed to operate within Georgia.
Frau Sebelius has said “If you dont’ like it, just pay cash.” That’s the plan - Tick everyone off so much that mayhem and chaos ensues.
(1) What could possibly go wrong?
(2) What difference does it make now!
(/scarcasm) Dumb, DUMB, SUPER DUMB
I hope that the LIEberals keep on pissing us off — perhaps Real Soon Now, enough of us will get to the pissed off to the point that we’ll run them out of WDC, tarred and feathered on a rail?
I treat all Obama stickers on cars as enemy vehicles. My loathing grows by the hour.
Any bets on when they will be absorbed into DHS, and armed?
Sounds good to me (the tarring & feathering part)
My tar, feathers and rail business may just get real busy Real Soon Now!
Well, one can hope, can’t one?
Why would anyone do what she suggests we do?
She is another lying LIEberal, and I have no intention of listening to her or following her advice!
They may get shot!
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