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Sebelius: Obamacare Navigators Don't Need Criminal Background Checks
The Weekly Standard ^ | November 6, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 11/06/2013 10:09:31 AM PST by yoe

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"So I want to ask you about the navigators," said Senator John Cornyn at a hearing today on Capitol Hill. "The president is in Dallas, Texas today, touting the navigator program, which, as you know, are people who are hired to help people navigate the Affordable Care Act. But I would just like to ask you this question, if you would answer it: Isn't it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check, even though they will receive personal -- sensitive personal -- information from the individuals they help to sign-up for the Affordable Care Act?"

"That is true," said Sebelius. "States could add an additional background checks and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement"

"So a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them?"

"That is possible," said Sebelius.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: obamacare
40Thousand Navigators...what are their salaries; back ground as to drug use; convicted of a felony; are they bonded; are they required to have a state insurance license????? Are they hired regardless of party affiliation; of Union membership?

Freepers call your State Attorney General and demand some answers.

Democrats are using this hearing as a forum for unbridled vitriol against the Tea Party and Republicans...unprofessional and totally uncalled for.

1 posted on 11/06/2013 10:09:31 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

What a crock of unmitigated horses##t


2 posted on 11/06/2013 10:12:03 AM PST by Marathoner (AMERICA: Founded by geniuses, usurped by idiots)
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To: yoe

Your Navigator is an ID thief, he just wants all your bank account info, no biggie.

............

BTW, the link goes to their daily blog not the blog entry/article itself. Meaning it won’t be there tomorrow.

Use this link in the future:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/sebelius-obamacare-navigators-dont-need-criminal-background-checks_766342.html


3 posted on 11/06/2013 10:15:45 AM PST by GeronL
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To: yoe

4 posted on 11/06/2013 10:18:05 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: yoe

Considering the fact that their bosses Obama and Sibellius are criminals in themselves, WHY SHOULD they?

When are Americans going to wake and realize they have been film-flamed and bamboozled by the Media, Hollyweird, and the DNC into voting again and again for people who are not only MARXISTS, but RACIST Marxists at THAT??


5 posted on 11/06/2013 10:26:04 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: yoe

Calm down people.

This makes a lot of sense.

Why should lowly ObamaScare Navigators have to undergo a more stringent background check than President Obama?

/s


6 posted on 11/06/2013 10:35:07 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Iron Munro

This is payback to the Former Acorn commies. The funding of the organization was cut due to bad PR and their dirty deeds.

So Now they hire the same criminals as Navigators.


7 posted on 11/06/2013 10:42:36 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: yoe

This is incredible.

My dad sells life and health insurance as a one-man shop.

You cannot be a felon and sell life and health insurance.

These navigators are selling insurance, essentially. They are doing all the things an insurance salesman does, help people look at pros and cons of various plans, explaining options, getting them signed up for a plan.

It is extremely bullsh1t they can have felons getting their hands on this information and selling insurance when private insurance folks cannot have felonies on their record and sell policies.

RESET COMING Cruella. RESET coming.


8 posted on 11/06/2013 10:45:48 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ZULU

Recently our illustrious Attorney General ordered HR to stop doing criminal background checks on prospective federal employees because it’s RACIST !


9 posted on 11/06/2013 10:46:18 AM PST by Sioux-san
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To: yoe
ObamaCare Navigators First Graduating Class Picture:


10 posted on 11/06/2013 10:47:45 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Secret Agent Man
The pubbies like the minor media attention they get, such as at FR, for sounding as if they oppose Obamacare. It makes for good campaign videos.

But, should anyone expect them to actually DO something about a runaway executive branch . . .

There is very little time to peacefully restore the republic.

11 posted on 11/06/2013 10:51:15 AM PST by Jacquerie (Article V is our only hope to restore republican freedom.)
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To: yoe

The main Navigators are illegal aliens from
Peru, and Obama’s other favored nations and religions.


12 posted on 11/06/2013 11:07:17 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Jacquerie

I think we see when stuff begins to double down, where many of the gop elite and rinos are going to go. they will become the “more reserved” wing of the democrat apparatchik.


13 posted on 11/06/2013 11:14:45 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: yoe

Insert “no steenking” before the words “criminal background checks”


14 posted on 11/06/2013 11:22:15 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: yoe

“Not only is it possible,” said Sebelius, “but we care so little that I don’t even mind saying so in front of you people.”


15 posted on 11/06/2013 11:28:40 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: yoe

Back ground checks for legal gun buyers, but NO back ground checks for navigators. Another dark day in the Obamanation.


16 posted on 11/06/2013 11:45:24 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Sioux-san

Holder, like his boss, is a black racist.

I think Obama has connections with the Nation of Islam and hates all white people.


17 posted on 11/06/2013 11:46:06 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: GeronL

Stalkers and rapists’ dream job...

She sounds good on the phone... maybe even able to get height and weight as well... and her address, etc...


18 posted on 11/06/2013 11:46:38 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Burglars, too.


19 posted on 11/06/2013 11:47:29 AM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: VRWCarea51
This is payback to the Former Acorn commies. The funding of the organization was cut due to bad PR and their dirty deeds.
So Now they hire the same criminals as Navigators.

So true.

In all the hand wringing over the increased cost of insurance under ObamaScare almost no one mentions the tremendous cost of the huge new bureaucrat the democrats created to run the program.

And most of the jobs are just needless busywork for Obama supporters and democrat victim groups.

Only people who are weak in the head could have believed Obama when he said ObamaScare would:

  1. Cut healthcare insurance costs by an average of $2,500 per family and at the same time:

  2. Provide free insurance to 30 million gifters and illegals

  3. Provide free condoms, abortions, Botox and breast implants

  4. Create and pay for a new federal bureaucracy with hundreds of thousands new government employees.

  5. And be deficit neutral


20 posted on 11/06/2013 11:58:54 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: yoe
"So I want to ask you about the navigators," said Senator John Cornyn at a hearing today on Capitol Hill. "The president is in Dallas, Texas today, touting the navigator program, which, as you know, are people who are hired to help people navigate the Affordable Care Act. But I would just like to ask you this question, if you would answer it: Isn't it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check, even though they will receive personal -- sensitive personal -- information from the individuals they help to sign-up for the Affordable Care Act?"

"That is true," said Sebelius. "States could add an additional background checks and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement"

"So a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them?"

"That is possible," said Sebelius.

Not only is it possible, it's one of the perks for taking the job.

21 posted on 11/06/2013 12:01:48 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: yoe

And the navigators selling insurance should be licensed the same as any other agent selling insurance.


22 posted on 11/06/2013 1:25:09 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: yoe
An identity thief's dream job. Be paid to steal personally identifiable information.

Normally they have to pay for it.

23 posted on 11/06/2013 2:53:37 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: yoe

The whole thing is closely held info. I tried to get a navigator job just for fun. I can’t even find out if they exist in states that don’t have exchanges.


24 posted on 11/06/2013 2:56:23 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: Marathoner
How do you figure?

She just sat there, straight-faced, and gave the committee that answer. It's our Republican eunochs that are just going to let her get away with it. There will be no concequences, and everyone sitting there knows it.

Look up 'Kanagaroo Court' in the dictionary...you will see a screenshot fron C-SPAN.

25 posted on 11/06/2013 3:52:34 PM PST by Fedupwithit (Your opinion: It's all yours....don't expect me to listen to it, or even acknowledge it..)
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To: yoe

OK, everybody...are you pissed off sufficiently to DO SOMETHING about this? This IS in your face, we don’t give a damn about whether these “navigators” have a criminal background, or not...and don’t expect them to have any insurance background, either. If someone in the market place slapped me around verbally like this socialist obozo and his hack sebelius are doing to the American public, I’d be all over them until they dialed it back, and made corrections, or I’d take my business elsewhere. obozocare is boxing you in, tying that noose tighter around your necks, making it difficult for you, and talking down to you, in your face,and daring you to do something about it. You either do something about it, OR just lay down and let the obozo socialist/communist/marxist jackboot march over your body...they gotcha where they want you.


26 posted on 11/06/2013 4:05:11 PM PST by itssme
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To: yoe

Don’t know about other states, but Arkansas does have rules for the navigators:

Background check done, average $11-$12 hour pay; must take training and be licensed by the State of Arkansas Insurance Department; Board decides case by case if any previous record of crime.

Based on articles published in various newspapers throughout the state, navigators (or Ark. prefers the term in-person assister for individuals) have been hired from all walks of life...black, white, male, female, young and old, etc.

Not sure about other states, but with high unemployment in Arkansas, I’m sure lots of people applied for these jobs. It was up to the Arkansas Insurance Department to help get them trained and ready, as the state of Arkansas is one of the states that chose to go the partnership route with the federal government—a sharing of responsibilities.

Maybe others can comment on their states’ requirements. It’s pretty easy to find by doing a google search.


27 posted on 11/06/2013 5:46:55 PM PST by Cedar
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To: yoe
NYC Obamacare Navigator Is A Proud Illegal Alien Being Paid On Your Tax Dollars
28 posted on 11/06/2013 7:16:56 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: ZULU

You are surely correct - wasn’t ol’ Calypso Louie a neighbor of the Soeotoros (and Ayers) back in the ‘Hood?


29 posted on 11/06/2013 8:32:53 PM PST by Sioux-san
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