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Libraries Enlisted to Deliver Obamacare Information (Democratic 'navigators' in 123,000 libraries)
The Washington Examiner ^ | JULY 1, 2013 AT 12:15 PM | Paul Bedard "Washington Secrets" columnist

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; 0careprpaganda; librarians; libraries; navigators; obamacarenavigators

1 posted on 07/01/2013 5:17:15 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
Who goes to the library in 2013? I can find everything I want on the internet.
2 posted on 07/01/2013 5:20:38 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: drewh

Oh look, here are librarians on Obamacare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbPQCKwPv78


3 posted on 07/01/2013 5:23:38 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: drewh

Folks, you are seeing it happen before your very eyes.
Obama’s Army...


4 posted on 07/01/2013 5:25:11 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

YEP


5 posted on 07/01/2013 5:26:08 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Cheerio

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?


6 posted on 07/01/2013 5:27:20 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Cheerio

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.


7 posted on 07/01/2013 5:28:21 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Cheerio

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


8 posted on 07/01/2013 5:28:33 PM PDT by funfan
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To: goodnesswins

I imagine it will be just like states who take
DOT funding...before long orders will come from
Washington...

In Russia, they didn’t have to subtle.
Here they will just subvert your children.


9 posted on 07/01/2013 5:32:22 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: drewh

So, who does an individual buy insurance from? An exchange? An insurance company? Does he talk to an agent who gets commission?


10 posted on 07/01/2013 5:56:27 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: Gabz

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
later.

I love books.
t.


11 posted on 07/01/2013 6:17:25 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cheerio

“Who goes to the library in 2013?”

Homeless bums?


12 posted on 07/01/2013 6:28:04 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: tet68
Where are the funds for these 123,000 Obamacare 'navigators?'

Sounds like a lot of 'community organizers' with part time memberships in the new black panther parties...

13 posted on 07/01/2013 6:30:57 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Gabz

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.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 6:30:58 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: drewh

Most of the people applying for Obamacare have never been to a library in their life.


15 posted on 07/01/2013 6:31:49 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: drewh

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.


16 posted on 07/01/2013 6:36:12 PM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: Gabz
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.

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.

17 posted on 07/01/2013 6:37:01 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Mike Darancette
You buy the insurance from Flo on the Progressive commmercials...:)
18 posted on 07/01/2013 6:40:00 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Gabz
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.

There's a library a couple blocks over from where I work. Nearest bookstore is several miles away and I work for an employer that doesn't like personal internet usage (and I don't like using my SmartPhone to view webpages - hurts my eyes too much after a little while). I go there a couple times a week during lunch, rummage through the periodicals, wander the history section of the stacks. It ends up being pretty relaxing and helps me de-stress.

I'm actually looking forward to these "navigators" showing up. Will find out pretty quickly just how much they really know about what they're pushing ... :)
19 posted on 07/01/2013 6:49:12 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: max americana
that bums sleep there during the daytime before they crash the streets at night.

Are you talking about Freepers or bums?
20 posted on 07/01/2013 6:51:01 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: drewh

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???


21 posted on 07/01/2013 7:30:42 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Conan the Librarian

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??


22 posted on 07/01/2013 7:36:15 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Steven Tyler

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.


23 posted on 07/01/2013 7:53:11 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: tet68

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.


24 posted on 07/01/2013 7:56:09 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: max americana

I understand your comment about the bums. Fortunately, my local branch doesn’t have that problem.


25 posted on 07/01/2013 7:57:45 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: steve86

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.


26 posted on 07/01/2013 8:00:53 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: tanknetter
I'm actually looking forward to these "navigators" showing up. Will find out pretty quickly just how much they really know about what they're pushing ... :)

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.

27 posted on 07/01/2013 8:03:33 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Cheerio

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.


28 posted on 07/01/2013 8:20:11 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Gabz

Agreed.


29 posted on 07/01/2013 8:22:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: drewh; All
This will be of interest:

"Librarians Refuse ALA Obamacare Push; Wanted: Video of President Obama Speech at ALA Conference; Lenny Kravitz's Message for Librarians"
30 posted on 07/05/2013 12:43:52 AM PDT by plan2succeed.org (www.SafeLibraries.org)
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To: drewh; tet68; Cheerio; goodnesswins; Gabz; funfan; Mike Darancette; max americana; Venturer; ...
All, Regarding DrewH's story on libraries and Obamacare, this will be of interest as I believe I am breaking news:

"Librarians Refuse ALA Obamacare Push; Wanted: Video of President Obama Speech at ALA Conference; Lenny Kravitz's Message for Librarians," by Dan Kleinman, SafeLibraries, 5 July 2013.
31 posted on 07/05/2013 12:55:57 AM PDT by plan2succeed.org (www.SafeLibraries.org)
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