Skip to comments.Obamacare’s Huckster ‘Navigators’: Poorly screened community organizers could prey on applicants
Posted on 10/24/2013 12:28:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
There is good news and bad news regarding Healthcare.gov. The good news is that despite the systemic failure infecting much of the site, there is one essential component the federal data hub that is working as it was designed. The data hub links federal-agency records together to determine whether an applicant for health insurance is eligible for subsidies. The bad news is that because the data hub is the largest consolidation of personal data in our nations history, it will become a magnet for identity thieves.
This isnt idle speculation or fearmongering. Michael Astrue, who was commissioner of Social Security until February of this year, issued this warning this week in the Weekly Standard:
[The Department of Health and Human Services] opened the door to large-scale fraud by providing funding for tens of thousands of navigators people who are supposed to persuade the uninsured to apply for coverage and then assist them in the application process. Instead of hiring well-screened, well-trained, and well-supervised workers, HHS decided to build political support for the Affordable Care Act by pouring money into supportive organizations so they could launch poorly trained workers into their communities without obtaining criminal background checks or creating systems for monitoring their activities.
As a practical matter, these navigators are unaccountable, and yet they will be asking people for Social Security numbers and other sensitive information. It will not take long for navigators to become predators, and HHS has no plan to deal with the new breed of predators it is creating.
Warning signs are already cropping up....
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Is there a real difference between the corrupt government swindling away our wealth or Acorn urchins doing it? Is there a difference between the two since Obama is our dictator?
Been urging my state reps and governor’s inter-medidaiaries (flunkys) to have the state license them as they do insurance salespeople.
Just another hook to promote the snake oil they're selling.
they’re pulling the curse down on themselves.
in context a curse is not necessarily a bad thing. curses can stop folly. however cursing should be left to the Lord. there is no point even damning the devil because the devil is already damned.
Was there any doubt on where the Navigators would be coming from.
Good Morning , my name is Tawanna, and I am here to navigate yo dumb white self to Obamacare.
They’re the TSA of health care.
Predators gotta prey.