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  • Healthcare ‘Navigators’ Awarded $67M By Feds

    09/08/2015 10:13:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 8, 2015 | 12:53 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced grant awards totaling $67 million to healthcare navigator efforts over the next three years. The awards come before the upcoming third year of Affordable Care Act enrollment starting November 1, 2015. CMS awarded funds to 100 organizations in 34 states that operate Federally Facilitated Marketplaces and State Partnership Marketplaces with three-year long Marketplace Navigator grants. …
  • Immigration Activists Hide Material Training Exec. Amnesty ‘Navigators’ In ‘Path To Power’

    04/10/2015 9:08:53 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies ^ | 2015-04-10 | Caroline May
    Following Breitbart News’ report about the training immigration activists planned to help illegal immigrants prepare for executive amnesty, the Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation has removed the materials from public view. Thursday, Breitbart News highlighted powerpoint presentations that were set to be used to train what the group is calling “community navigators.” In addition to educating the navigators on various aspects of immigration law and the president’s executive actions, there are slides aimed at defending the programs and amassing power.“Once the applications are out, the best defense of the programs will be huge number of applications for [Deferred Action for Childhood...
  • Obama’s Enemies List (Weekly Update)

    12/20/2014 11:23:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    President’s Political Junkets Continue Unabated Who is On the Obama Enemies List? Judicial Watch Sues to Find Out. The President from ACORN President’s Political Junkets Continue Unabated It has become a tiresome, tedious – and costly – routine. Hollywood calls with a passel of cash, and President Obama comes running – at great expense to taxpayers – to fill up his political coffers. That’s what we discovered anew after obtaining records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force highlighting yet another Obama fundraising trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. These documents came to us in response to...
  • State Stiffs Agents Who Helped Sign-Ups for Covered California

    12/02/2014 3:30:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies ^ | December 2, 2014 | by Ken Broder
    he state uses an army of certified agents to guide around 40% of the people who enroll in Covered California, the state’s subsidized health-care system. And like any army, this one would like to get paid. That hasn’t been happening. The Los Angeles Times reported last week that many of the 12,600 insurance agents haven’t been paid for months. Around 2,200 agents are owed around $2 million for shepherding Med-Cal patients through the system and the state doesn’t intend to pay them before January. These are probably the wrong people to piss off at the beginning of Covered California’s second...
  • Watchdog Claims Union's Legal Fight Reveals ObamaCare Fraud (ACORN)

    10/04/2014 5:32:50 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-4-2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Perry Chiaramonte October 04, 2014 A Texas union’s dirty laundry -- aired out in court when workers charged they were cheated out of overtime pay – also shows the labor organization ripped off taxpayers under a $1.3 million contract to sign people up for ObamaCare, a watchdog group is claiming. Non-profit group Southern United Neighborhoods got a $1.3 million federal grant in 2013 to serve as a "navigator," enrolling people in Affordable Care Act coverage. The group subcontracted with United Labor Unions Local 100, which, according to Cause of Action, paid members less than it billed the government and, in...
  • HHS awards more than $295 million in Affordable Care Act funds

    09/12/2014 11:10:30 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ^ | 9/12/2014 | U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12,2014 Contact: ONC Media Relations 202-260-6342 HHS awards more than $295 million in Affordable Care Act funds to increase access to primary care at health centers Funding creates an estimated 4,750 new jobs; Helps newly insured access careHealth and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,195 health centers in every U.S. State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin to expand primary care services.Today’s awards enable  health centers to increase access to comprehensive primary health care services by hiring...
  • HHS pledges more funds to enroll minorities in O-Care

    09/11/2014 7:51:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | Crystal Hill
    Federal health officials announced $3.2 million in new funding to help racial and ethnic minorities enroll in health coverage under ObamaCare. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Minority Health awarded grants to 13 organizations that will help educate and encourage minority communities to sign up for health plans through the marketplaces.
  • Planned Parenthood receives $511,399 in tax dollars to act as ObamaCare navigators

    09/10/2014 6:49:03 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/9/14 | Ben Johnson
    Planned Parenthood will receive more than half-a-million dollars in U.S. taxpayer funds to help sign people up for ObamaCare health insurance plans during a three month period in 2014-15. For the second year in a row, the Department of Health and Human Services will award two Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa and Montana federal grants to act as “navigators” for those uninsured or otherwise unable to navigate the labyrinth of new insurance regulations ushered in by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will receive an “anticipated grant” of $218,940 (slightly more than its $214,427 grant last...
  • Obamacare Navigators Enrolling At Mexican Consulates (Dummycrat voter fraud alert)

    03/27/2014 4:10:35 PM PDT · by Liz · 18 replies ^ | 3/27/14 | Kerri Picket
    The Obama administration is facilitating a series of events at Mexican Consulate to enroll illegals in Obamacare – described as “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship. “Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States citizens or whether they’re in transition-- and if they’re there it is our responsibility within all of America to educate on the Affordable Care Act,” Enroll America Field Organizer Jose Medrano told Breitbart News on Wednesday. Health Care insurance navigator groups hosted an Obamacare enrollment fair in the Mexican Consulate’s Brownsville office, The Rio Grande Guardian reported....Mexican nationals among others were counseled about enrolling in the...
  • Obamacare Navigators Helping People Enroll At Mexican Consulates

    03/27/2014 12:28:39 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Mar 2014, 11:42 AM PDT | Kerry Picket
    The Obama administration has been helping to facilitate a series of events nationwide at Mexican Consulate offices to enroll people in Obamacare – and a key activist says the efforts are “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship. “Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States citizens or whether they’re in transition-- and if they’re there it is our responsibility within all of America to educate on the Affordable Care Act,” Enroll America Field Organizer Jose Medrano told Breitbart News on Wednesday. Health Care insurance navigator groups hosted an Obamacare enrollment fair on Tuesday in the Mexican Consulate’s Brownsville office, The...
  • Nevada’s Criminal Navigators (Obamacare)

    03/27/2014 2:44:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 25, 2014 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Records the Division of Insurance didn’t want reviewed have some disturbing revelations. Nevada’s Division of Insurance must not have wanted consumers to know that at least eight Obamacare navigators it licensed had criminal pasts. National Review and the Las Vegas Review-Journal had to sue the Division to obtain those public records, and navigators’ criminal histories are not the only disturbing fact we discovered. Half of the navigators who’d had run-ins with the law had failed to disclose it on their applications, despite the requirement to do so — but they received Division approval anyway, the records show. And before the...
  • Facts Are Stubborn Things []

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • NR Wins Release of Nev. Obamacare Records

    02/10/2014 9:32:42 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/7/2014 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The Nevada Division of Insurance must turn over records regarding Obamacare navigators’ criminal histories, Carson City district judge James E. Wilson Jr. ordered yesterday. Unless the division manages to get a stay, it is required to release the public records next week. Joined by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, National Review filed the lawsuit in January after the Division of Insurance refused to turn over any responsive records — that is, records relevant to our inquiry — whatsoever, stonewalling the two publications for weeks. NR filed a records request in Nevada after discovering eleven name-matches between Nevada Obamacare navigators and criminal...

    02/12/2014 10:01:37 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    house.GOV ^ | Feb 10, 2014
    CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA INVITES THE PUBLIC TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT TWO DAY WORKSHOP THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13 AND FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14 IN MCALLEN Congressman Rubén Hinojosa in conjunction with Get Covered America, MHP, Valley Association for Independent Living (V.A.I.L.), Cognosante, and South Texas Health Systems will have a workshop on February 13 & 14 at the McAllen Public Library. The workshops will offer information and assistance in understanding and enrolling into the ACA. ***Attendees are asked to bring their social security number and W2/Tax return income pay stubs*** "We have had hundreds of families attend our workshops and...
  • Surprise: California Hires Convicted Felons to Administer Obamacare

    01/30/2014 12:19:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 29, 2014 | Guy Benson
    You may recall when Kathleen Sebelius said this, under questioning from Texas Senator John Cornyn: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Cornyn: “Isn’t it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check, even though they will receive sensitive, personal information from individuals they help to sign up for the Affordable Care Act?” Sebelius: “That is true. States could add an additional background check and other features but it is not part of the federal requirement.” Cornyn: “So a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual, unbeknownst to them?” Sebelius: “That is...
  • California’s Obamacare Scandal

    01/29/2014 9:56:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/29/14 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    At least 43 convicted criminals are working as Obamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial crimes. Although some of the offenses are decades old, and although convicted criminals account for only 1 percent of the 3,729 certified enrollment counselors in the state, Californians still have good cause to be concerned about their privacy. Even a single crooked navigator could do significant harm to the public. That’s because when navigators sign consumers up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, they have access to lots of private information, including Social Security numbers, home addresses, and...
  • ONE in SEVEN New Mexico Obamacare Navigators Is Listed in FBI’s Crime Database

    01/16/2014 6:57:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    We’re from the government and we’re here to help. One in seven Obamacare navigators in New Mexico is listed in the FBI’s crime information database.But these “experts” are here to serve you.New Mexico Watchdog reported: An investigation by the National Review, one of the leading conservative media outlets in the country, reports that one in seven navigators in New Mexico hired to help consumers work their way through the Affordable Care Act appeared on the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database.But an official with the state’s Affordable Care Act Implementation Projects emphasizes that while a person’s name may turn up on the FBI database, it does not mean they pose any risk to...
  • Obamacare navigator can email your confidential information to his home computer

    12/19/2013 3:10:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies ^ | December 19, 2013 | Chris Butler
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Suppose an Obamacare navigator in Tennessee gathered all your confidential information and emailed it to his or her home computer — and then claimed he did it only because he wanted to work from home. Would you go along with that story? Conceivably, that Obamacare navigator could have used that information for any number of criminal activities, including selling your Social Security information to others. While there are no known instances of it happening thus far, the scenario isn’t as far-fetched as you might think — considering what happened in Nashville this week. A former Tennessee Department...
  • Navigators Tell Applicants To Lie Like Administration

    12/18/2013 6:57:35 AM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor;s Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    No Veritas: A congressional field hearing has confirmed that not only is ObamaCare a lie agreed upon, but that "navigators" hired to guide the unwilling are telling applicants to lie and ignore the legal requirements to enroll. James O'Keefe, the videographer who helped topple the community activist group Acorn, recently released a video showing ObamaCare navigators in Dallas advising applicants to lie about their income and otherwise evade legal procedures and requirements when signing up for health insurance in the Affordable Care Act's exchanges. That ObamaCare navigators, who receive a minimum of training and escape the background checks common in...
  • Issa: ACA Navigators Coax Applicants to Lie, Get Subsidies

    12/16/2013 9:57:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    newsmax ^ | 12/16/13 | Greg Richter
    Obamacare navigators aren't trying to help people find a good insurance plan, Rep. Darrell Issa says; they are trying to enroll people in Medicaid and highly subsidized insurance plans. "They're not there to sell the merits of the insurance. They're there to sell the subsidy," Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Monday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity." "This is basically just another form of community organizing, paid for with your tax dollars. Acorn revisited, if you will," Issa said. Issa and Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, were in Dallas on Monday for a congressional hearing on...
  • Report: 50,000-60,000 paper Obamacare applications still haven’t been processed

    12/16/2013 8:18:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 16, 2013 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    While the Obama administration boasts that the front end of is supposedly working better, the government reportedly still has to process over 50,000 paper applications it took in when the site was all but inoperable. The stunning number was buried in a Washington Post report Friday. “Even though has been working better since the start of the month, there are still reasons why people may be having trouble getting coverage,” Amy Goldstein reports for the Post. “One significant reason is that the federal marketplace has accumulated a backlog of 50,000 to 60,000 paper applications as cracks have appeared...
  • Florida lands $4.4 million more to push Obamacare

    12/16/2013 7:35:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies ^ | December 16, 2013 | William Patrick
    TALLAHASSEE – Christmas came early for 48 Florida health centers. Playing the role of Santa, the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services is doling out $4.4 million to Sunshine State community health groups tasked with Affordable Care Act “outreach and enrollment.” The funding is part of a $58 million national push that extends into territories and commonwealths such as Puerto Rico and Guam. Since July, HHS has awarded $150 million in health center grants. Florida groups have already received more than $8 million to hire 163 health center workers, or navigators, and to meet the grant program’s stated goal...
  • Sebelius Lashes Out at Issa for Investigating Obamacare Navigators

    12/16/2013 2:18:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/16/13 | Andrew Johnson
    Kathleen Sebelius went to bat for Obamacare navigators in an op-ed prior to a hearing led by Darrell Issa investigating the people designated to promote the health-care law as “navigators.” She accused the House Oversight Committee chairman of holding a field hearing in Dallas “designed to stifle, intimidate and impugn the reputation of people who have been working hard to help their fellow Texans get covered.” In the Dallas Morning News, Sebelius urged Republicans on the committee to stop “demonizing, demoralizing or deterring” navigators, praising the navigators for their efforts. She wrote navigators are “not paid to sell insurance,” but...
  • Pete Sessions and Darrell Issa: Who are these Obamacare navigators?

    12/15/2013 9:02:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 15, 2013 | Representatives Pete Sessions and Darrell Issa
    President Barack Obama spoke at Temple Emanu-El last month to promote the Affordable Care Act. To help the American people navigate the onerous and confusing requirements of signing up for Obamacare exchanges, the administration spent millions of taxpayer dollars to create the navigator program. Disturbingly, news reports from the last four weeks have highlighted numerous examples of fraudulent activity related to health navigators in Texas. So — who are these navigators and what is their role in Obamacare? To help answer that question, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding a field hearing Monday at the Charles...
  • Feds advise ObamaCare navigators to stop paper apps for enrollment

    12/07/2013 10:23:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill / The Associated Press ^ | December 7, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Federal health officials have been advising ObamaCare navigators this week to stop using paper applications to enroll people because they fear they wouldn’t be processed in time. Based on interviews the Associated Press conducted, navigators—counselors and brokers facilitating the insurance sign-up process—have been advised by the Obama administration to stop using paper. Uninsured people in the United States must sign up by Dec. 23 in order to receive insurance coverage starting Jan. 1. “We received guidance from the feds recommending that folks apply online as opposed to paper," Mike Claffey, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Insurance, told the AP.......
  • Hard Sell

    12/03/2013 6:34:32 AM PST · by Freeport · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13 | MATT LABASH
    Hollywood, Fla. Standing here on the streets of Hollywood with two comely Obamacare cheerleaders by my side, I’m feeling fired up and ready to go. I’m feeling like the change I’ve been waiting for. I’m feeling like whatever Obama cliché you can think of. And all I want to say, like the late Todd Beamer before me, is, “Let’s roll.” Or more like, “Let’s enroll.” Because much as Beamer, God rest his soul, took on the terrorists who tried to take down America, we are now in a similar cataclysmic fight: the fight to guarantee that every American has the...
  • Hard Sell: Going door-to-door for Obamacare

    12/03/2013 1:36:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 9, 2013 | Matt Labash
    Hollywood, Fla. Standing here on the streets of Hollywood with two comely Obamacare cheerleaders by my side, I’m feeling fired up and ready to go. I’m feeling like the change I’ve been waiting for. I’m feeling like whatever Obama cliché you can think of. And all I want to say, like the late Todd Beamer before me, is, “Let’s roll.” Or more like, “Let’s enroll.” Because much as Beamer, God rest his soul, took on the terrorists who tried to take down America, we are now in a similar cataclysmic fight: the fight to guarantee that every American has the...
  • TDI Proposes New Rules for Health Navigators (Texas Department of Insurance)

    12/03/2013 3:32:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | December 3, 2013 | Becca Aaronson
    To address privacy concerns raised by state leaders, the Texas Department of Insurance on Tuesday proposed additional rules for the so-called navigators directed to help Texans find health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. “In Texas, we are being vigilant about safeguarding privacy and keeping personal information out of the wrong hands,” Insurance Commissioner Julia Rathgeber said in a statement. “These proposed rules address insufficiencies in federal regulations and make the training and qualifications of navigators in our state more readily apparent to consumers and service providers.” Gov. Rick Perry requested in September that the state insurance department establish...
  • Another Reason They Should Have Read the Bill: The $8 Billion ObamaCare PR Budget

    12/02/2013 7:33:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/02/2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Obviously no one read Section 4002 in the Affordable Care Act, because if they had they would have seen that this little section created a fund to promote Obamacare.Here are the staggering numbers allocated to promote this monstrosity.In 2010 it is $500 million, in 2011, $750 million, 2012, $1 billion, 2013, $1.25 billion, 2014, $1.5 billion and in 2015 and on, $2 billion! “The Prevention and Public Health Fund will provide for expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs to improve health and help restrain the rate of growth in private and public sector health care...
  • Sting Exposes Potential Crimes by ObamaCare Operatives (Texas)

    11/28/2013 6:30:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 11/27/13 | Alex Newman
    After catching multiple so-called ObamaCare “navigators” on camera urging people to lie on federal forms, Project Veritas released another video exposing more fraud and lawlessness surrounding the healthcare takeover aimed at surreptitiously advancing Big Government. This time, among other scandals, a senior operative with “Enroll America,” an outfit linked to the Obama administration and funded by insurance firms bullied by the White House, was exposed admitting what sounded to analysts like a potential conspiracy — unlawfully using the private data collected under the new healthcare scheme for pro-Democrat political purposes. Complaints have already been filed with the IRS and the...
  • Texas Enroll America official resigns after proclaiming Obama loyalty in video

    11/27/2013 8:20:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 26, 2013 | By Stephanie McNeal
    The Texas communications director for Enroll America has resigned after a conservative watchdog group posted a video of him discussing his Democratic leanings. A spokesman for the self-proclaimed non-profit, non-partisan group, which is leading efforts to enroll Americans in ObamaCare, confirmed to Chris Tarango has resigned after the video by Project Veritas was posted online.
  • Enroll America director caught offering private ObamaCare data to political activists

    11/22/2013 2:41:00 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 21, 2013 | : John Hayward
    The earlier ObamaCare undercover videos from James O’Keefe and Project Veritas caught “navigators” encouraging people to lie on their applications, in order to score bigger taxpayer subsidies and lower premiums. The third video in the series catches the communications director for Enroll America of Texas – a group required by law to remain non-partisan, in order to receive a 501(c)(3) tax exemption – offering to hand over private and confidential ObamaCare enrollment data to someone he believes is a political activist, who offers to pay for the data.
  • Busted: Enroll America employee in latest sting video former OFA official

    11/22/2013 12:18:52 AM PST · by T Ruth · 2 replies ^ | Nov. 21, 2013 | Joe Newby
    Earlier Thursday, we reported that James O'Keefe released a video showing an Obamacare navigator conspiring to release personal data obtained through the healthcare website for partisan political purposes. The plot thickened, however, when the Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft revealed on Wednesday that Christopher Tarango, the navigator in O'Keefe's video, was also the regional field director for the El Paso office of Organizing for Action, Barack Obama's campaign arm. "In fact," Hoft said, "Tarango is mentioned on Obama’s official Organizing for Action website." Tarango, Hoft added, was a top official with Obama's campaign arm. "Now he’s working for Enroll America –...
  • Honesty best policy for ACA applications (Public told by navigator to tell the truth!)

    11/20/2013 10:48:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WLUK-TV Fox 11 ^ | November 20, 2013 | Alex Ronallo
    APPLETON - Let's say you're a smoker and you need insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It might seem like a good idea to lie about that to pay less. Certified application counselor Maria Vargas told FOX 11 it's not. "Your insurance could come back after you and deny your claim or cancel your application," Vargas explained. And when you fill out your application at the end you have to sign it saying all of your answers are true, under penalty of perjury. If you're found guilty of perjury you could face fines and even prison time. "If we do...
  • Cornyn demands Obama terminate troubled navigator program

    11/20/2013 3:27:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Bay Area Citizen ^ | November 20, 2013
    WASHINGTON D.C. — Amidst troubling reports of Obamacare navigators urging consumers in Texas to lie on their applications in order to qualify for greater federal subsidies, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today wrote to President Obama demanding he terminate the troubled Navigator program. In the letter Sen. Cornyn also points to recent sworn testimony by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in which she admitted to Sen. Cornyn that due to a lack of criminal background checks, it is possible taxpayer-funded navigators, who handle consumers’ personal and confidential information, could in fact be convicted felons. The full text of...
  • James O'Keefe tweets to Secretary Sebelius: Might want to cancel your plans tomorrow

    11/19/2013 7:34:41 PM PST · by Diago · 452 replies
    James O'Keefe ‏@JamesOKeefeIII 5h Might want to cancel your plans tomorrow, @Sebelius. It's going to be a busy day. @Project_Veritas __________________________________ .@SenTedCruz praises @Project_Veritas... more to come soon... ___________________________________ James O'Keefe ‏@JamesOKeefeIII MSM: please do ignore it. That won't bode well for you. This screenplay's already written. My favorite part is still coming up.
  • DEARBORN: ACCESS increases push for diabetics to enroll in federal health care plan (Arab-Americans)

    11/19/2013 9:53:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Dearborn Press & Guide ^ | November 19, 2013 | Joe Slezak
    Dr. Adnan Hammad, senior director of ACCESS’ Community Health and Research Center, said the nonprofit social service agency is honored to be a Affordable Care Act navigator. “We really believe health care is a human right, not a privilege,” he said. A study conducted by ACCESS and Wayne State University found an alarming health statistic: The rate of Arab-Americans with diabetes is triple the rate of other groups. As a result, ACCESS and Enroll America are teaming to increase the number of people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” Gary Dougherty, the state advocacy director for...

    11/13/2013 6:25:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Ann Coulter website ^ | November 13, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    In a weird confluence of the nation's two most pressing issues -- Obamacare and our insane immigration laws -- this week we found out that the tens of thousands of "navigators" hired by the government to enroll people in Obamacare will include convicted felons. Despite some "navigators" having already been exposed as having arrest warrants against them, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has no plans to screen out the criminals. (But rest assured: If your identity is stolen as a result of trying to sign up for Obamacare, no one will be more upset about it than...
  • WOW: Obamacare Navigators Caught On Tape Encouraging Lying On Applications

    11/12/2013 2:39:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | November 11, 2013 | Christine Rouselle
    In a shocking video released on November 11, Project Veritas exposed Obamacare navigators in Dallas counseling applicants to lie on their applications in order to get lower premiums and higher subsidies. CAUGHT ON TAPE: Obamacare Navigators Counsel Applicants to "Lie" The video showed Obamacare navigators telling a Project Veritas investigator to avoid reporting portions of his income to the IRS in order to avoid being audited and to remain eligible for HHS grants. Later, Obamacare navigators were shown telling a Project Veritas investigator to lie about being a not being a smoker in order to receive a lower premium, and...
  • Cornyn calls for halt to ObamaCare navigators on heels of undercover video

    11/12/2013 11:03:22 AM PST · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/12/2013 | fox news
    Republican Sen. John Cornyn -- citing Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' recent admission that felons potentially could become ObamaCare navigators as well as new undercover video showing questionable behavior by these officials -- called Monday for the program to be halted. Cornyn ripped the program after conservative activist James O'Keefe released a new video that appears to depict ObamaCare navigators, in Cornyn's home state of Texas, encouraging applicants to fib on their applications. "This behavior is unacceptable, and is yet another broken piece of a deeply flawed system. The Obama administration should stop this program immediately," Cornyn said in a statement....
  • The Truth about Navigators: James O’Keefe reveals corruption at heart of president’s program

    11/11/2013 11:46:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 11, 2013 | John Fund
    James O’Keefe, the guerrilla videographer who helped bring down ACORN (the “community organizing” group that Barack Obama worked for as a lawyer and trainer) and got NPR’s president fired, is back. This time, his undercover investigators focused on Obamacare’s “navigators,” the nearly 50,000 people who, in the words of the Department of Health and Human Services, “will serve as an in-person resource for Americans who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans” on the Obamacare exchanges (at least when they’re finally working). The total value of grants doled out for nonprofits and community organizations to hire navigators...
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Obamacare Navigators Counsel Applicants to "Lie"

    11/11/2013 7:28:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/11/13 | veritasvisuals·
    The Obama Administration's campaign to sign everyone up for government healthcare inspired Project Veritas to go straight to the source and investigate what's really going on. What we found is shocking: navigators, in positions of public trust, told our undercover journalists to lie and defraud the government. Over and over again. Yes, as if the roll-out of Obamacare hasn't been disastrous enough, Project Veritas has caught Obamacare navigators counseling citizens to lie about their income and deceive the IRS, commit fraud on applications by not reporting full health history, and worse. Despite reassurances that "fraud could not be committed," clearly,...
  • Bill O’Reilly: Project Veritas Video Captures Obamacare Navigators Committing Fraud (Video)

    11/11/2013 6:26:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/13 | Jim Hoft
    Bill O’Reilly led off “The Factor” tonight with video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas showing Obamacare navigators committing fraud. Undercover Veritas operatives captured the video in Texas. Navigators with the National Urban League instruct the applicants in how to commit fraud.
  • Fright Of The Navigator: ObamaCare Guides Could Be Felons

    11/08/2013 10:36:40 AM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 8, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Identity Theft: Kathleen Sebelius admits that convicted felons could be hired as ObamaCare "navigators," giving them access to the personal information of those signing up. Some might already be on the job. Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius made the admission Wednesday in an exchange with Sen. John Cornyn during a Senate Finance Committee hearing. The Texas Republican asked if it's true that there's no requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check and that felons, including those convicted of crimes such as identity theft, could be given access to our most private financial and medical information. "This is...
  • Figures. Obama Flies to Texas to Thank Alinsky Group For Their Support

    11/07/2013 2:27:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/7/13 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama flew to Dallas, Texas on Wednesday to promote his troubled Obamacare program. He also wanted to defend the Obamacare navigators who work on Obamacare in Dallas.Barack Obama flew to Texas to thank members of an Alinsky-founded group for their support. (Yahoo)During his visit Barack Obama thanked members of the Dallas Area Interfaith (DAI) a group professing to be an interdenominational Christian group. DAI is actually a front group for the Industrial Areas Foundation, which was founded by Saul Alinsky.  The group plans on distributing 100,000 copies of the DAI health care booklet in the Dallas area.DAI purports to be a...
  • Health care law's ground game: Armies of paid workers, volunteers fan out throughout state

    11/05/2013 6:15:52 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 11/04/2013 | Tracy Seipel
    When she answered her front door the other day, East Oakland resident Cynthia Williams, who's been unemployed and without medical insurance for nine years, was greeted by a bubbly 25-year-old woman wondering if she'd heard about the new health care law. Williams said she had, but didn't know how it would affect her. So outreach worker Dominique Gipson asked her a few more questions and quickly determined that Williams now qualifies for When she answered her front door the other day, East Oakland resident Cynthia Williams, who's been unemployed and without medical insurance for nine years, was greeted by a...
  • Cashing in on ACA Confusion (The Obamacare carpetbaggers coming out of the woodwork)

    11/05/2013 1:47:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WUSF-FM's Health News Florida ^ | November 4, 2013 | Lynn Hatter
    "Obamacare Enrollment Teams" give presentations on health insurance options and the Affordable Care Act, but are not actually affiliated with the government.Thirty or so attendees at St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla., gathered on a recent evening to hear a presentation by the Obamacare Enrollment Team on their options to get insurance under the Affordable Care Act. "If anybody is interested in getting enrolled, we can get you enrolled tonight," they were told. Signs outside the church looked official: A familiar, large "O" with a blue outline, white center and three red stripes. But the presenters, Pastor H.B....
  • What’s Really Obstructing Obamacare? GOP Resisters

    11/01/2013 8:30:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 2, 2013 | Michael Tomasky
    But I wonder how many Americans know the other side of the coin. There are already numerous success stories out there. And then there’s the side of the story that has certainly received coverage but not nearly as much as it deserves to, which is the way—did I say way? Ways—the Republican Party is trying to make sure it fails. Todd Purdum wrote a piece for Politico yesterday on the GOP’s “sabotage” of the law. It was a terrific article, but he didn’t say the half of it. All across the country, Republican governors and insurance commissioners have actively and...
  • Obamacare Navigator Hasn't Signed Up Anyone Because It's Too Expensive

    10/31/2013 6:07:43 AM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 31, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    "So far, no one," says the Obamacare navigator. "Thus far everybody has taken a look at the rates and they've walked out the door. There's sticker shock. They just can't afford it."
  • Minnesota Marketplace's Latino Outreach Events Get Off To A Slow Start

    10/29/2013 3:21:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | October 29, 2013 | By Elizabeth Stawicki, Minnesota Public Radio
    Minnesota's new online health insurance marketplace, MNsure has been open for four weeks. That's what brought employees of Southside Community Health Services to Karina's Beauty Salon in the heart of the city's Latino community. The organization has received part of a $4 million federal grant to help explain what MNsure is. With that mind, a beauty salon in was the perfect place to start, said Clarence Jones, the outreach director. But when Jones and several colleagues visited the salon, they had no takers, even though the state's Latinos are three-times as likely as white residents to lack health insurance. Southside...