Skip to comments.Libraries Enlisted to Deliver Obamacare Information (Democratic 'navigators' in 123,000 libraries)
Posted on 07/01/2013 5:17:15 PM PDT by drewh
The White House is turning to the network of public libraries to deliver Obamacare information and advice to the nation.
As it begins promoting the program that will require all Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine starting next year, the administration is dealing with the biggest hurdle in its effort: Where Americans go to get information on the new program.
Enter public libraries, already the go-to site for many Americans looking for tax forms every April. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which is in charge of Obamacare, has teamed with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to get librarians ready to help citizens learn about the new system.
According to the Centers, "the initiative will provide public libraries with information about the health care law and connect librarians with CMS navigators and certified application counselors to help their patrons understand the options for enrollment in the health insurance through the marketplace."
Under Obamacare, "navigators" will help Americans sign up for the health insurance program beginning October 1. The hope is that the nation's 123,000 libraries will help connect Americans with the navigators.
"People will likely turn to libraries to learn about the Marketplace, and we want to make sure that library staff has access to the tools and the information to respond to people who want to sign up and enroll for coverage on October 1," said Medicare's Marilyn Tavenner.
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Oh look, here are librarians on Obamacare
Folks, you are seeing it happen before your very eyes.
Well...now they are turning libraries into social centers for kids. I have a friend who worked at a library in WA State who said that is happening. Also, where else do people without money get porn?
My family goes to the library on a regular basis. Now that school is out, my daughter and I go at least once a week.
Lots of folks still enjoy holding an actual book, as I witness by the number of folks at our local branch any time I go in.
They go there to look at porn on the computer I guess when they are finished the librarian will give them an Obamacare packet full of lies
I imagine it will be just like states who take
DOT funding...before long orders will come from
In Russia, they didn’t have to subtle.
Here they will just subvert your children.
So, who does an individual buy insurance from? An exchange? An insurance company? Does he talk to an agent who gets commission?
Build a home library, buy second hand/used books
Remember the NSA can read your library card files
just like the phone records...
It might not matter now but it might to your kids
I love books.
“Who goes to the library in 2013?”
Sounds like a lot of 'community organizers' with part time memberships in the new black panther parties...
I guess some Freepers haven’t set foot unto an actual library in years. I like our library and the feel of holding a book instead if using an e-reader is priceless. Besides, i still stand by my joke previously, that bums sleep there during the daytime before they crash the streets at night.
Most of the people applying for Obamacare have never been to a library in their life.
No word from the uppity ups in my organization on this. And, No, I am not a member of ALA.
We don’t help people operate the computers except on a very limited basis. Need someone to sit with you? You better bring someone with you, we don’t have enough staff for that.
We still have tons of users, many of which DON’T use the computers. They keep me busy.
I’ll post as to what goes down.
Same here - the two girls aren't big readers but we're working on it. BTW, our library system runs content filters and we wouldn't be going otherwise. I feel sorry for the people in the areas where that's not the case.
IF library staff have so much free time that can be applied to helping people sign up for 0bamacare,
We need to cut back that headcount to an affordable level.
Why are so many library staff folks sitting around with time on their hands.
Or, will they ignore their normal assigned work???
I look forward to your posts.
I cannot believe library folks are sitting with their hands in their pockets, waiting to be assigned work.
IF they are, they have to find another job!
Where are the library employees going to find time to help folks with 0bama care??
The library branch I use most of the time is staffed entirely by volunteers. If our entire system has 5 paid staffers I would be very surprised.
We have no more room for anymore books in our house. Except for gifts, we only buy books in the local thrift or vintage shops - and I’ve actually found some really neat books for gifts in them.
I understand your comment about the bums. Fortunately, my local branch doesn’t have that problem.
Our system also runs content filters. My daughter turns 15 tomorrow but cannot use a library computer without my written consent and that consent is in the system, but must be renewed every year.
Several of my friends are volunteers in the branch I primarily use and they have heard nothing about this happening in our system, but too a one all said they will stop volunteering in a heartbeat if they even consider participating.
Books smell good. Especially old ones. I go to the library and check out the big, fat ones about famous artists. I peruse them for hours, and then take them back for more. The complete works of Gustav Dore, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dali and Heironymous Bosch are among my favorites. And you can check out the current bestsellers if you think they’re worth reading. And science books. Recently I found a book at the library called “Parasite Rex” by a scientist named Carl Zimmer. It was scarier than any horror novel I’ve ever read, and it was REAL. When you wander through the aisles of a big library, you run across all kinds of unusual books. Especially back in the corners where they keep the esoteric books. Some of them are so dusty that you can tell that nobody has checked them out in years, maybe decades. And you get to lay in bed and read them in comfort, instead of burning your eyes reading a laptop.