Currently the navigators are your Acorn, Planned parenthood, United Way, community organizers with no experience in insurance at all. Many have said they will not have background checks but will be able to see private information.
If they have to be licensed insurance agents, they will have to go through the required training and likely have background checks.
Betsy -the famous guru on health care - said that Obamacare will fund community organizers for decades to come.
One other thing is that Obamacare is designed to run the insurance companies out of business.
Thank you. The article should have spelled that out.
Careful about the rhetoric,
ACA specifically allowed states to implement any type of reasonable oversight and regulation of their insurance market, including background checks, licensure, continuing education requirements, etc on the personnel in the industry, be it a Ins Co employee, an independent broker, or Navigator.
Georgia was just the first to implement what will become a national standard within a few years.
Licensing is a form of monopoly power by the state and the licensed to prevent new competition. If the radical leftists can be the first to market as the Navigators for the state, it will be exceedingly difficult to ever displace them as a market force. In the end, the radicals who soaked up the last 3 years of ACA Naiagtor grants are going to love these laws, it’s permanently elevates their positions with the barrier of entry for competitors in the form of licensing reqs.