Monday, February 03, 2014

Public Enemy or Navigator?

From the "Told Ya So" Department:

"Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius [sic] said today that Obamacare navigators don't need to undergo criminal background checks ... "So a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them?"

And what do you know?

"At least 43 convicted criminals are working as Obamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial crimes."

And that's just in the Golden State. What about the other 57?

In case it's not obvious, here's the issue:

These folks may well be completely rehabilitated, morraly upstanding and good to their mothers. But why would the state take the chance that one or more of these previously convicted felons would see a pretty lucrative opportunity here? And of course, you can't sue the state for foisitn these potential identity thiefs upon its citizenry.

Just another reason to avoid the Exchange - and especially Navigators.

[Hat Tip: FoIB Holly R]
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