Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ObamaTax Navigators: What are they hiding?

Y'know, for "the most transparent administration ever," Ms Shecantbeserious and her minions sure do like to keep their little secrets. Problem is, these secrets affect each and every one of us, often in ways we may not even be aware of.

Take, for instance, the care and feeding of Navigators. We've been exposing their potential for massive fraud for quite a while. The folks at Judicial Watch have kicked it up a notch, though:

"Judicial Watch announced a lawsuit ... against the Department of Health and Human Services after officials failed to comply with a November 8, 2013 Freedom of Information Act Request about Obamacare navigators."

According to the Feds, there are some 50,000 Navigators out there preying on innocents plying their trade. That's a lot of unlicensed, unvetted, unaccountable folks with access to your private medical, financial, health and tax information. It doesn't seem unreasonable that we, the public, should understand exactly how (or even if) Navigators are trained, and what safeguards are in place to prevent massive identity theft.

And it's fair to point out that Ms Kathy herself has admitted that many, if not most, Navigators may be felons, as in California, where "at least 43 convicted criminals have worked as navigators and handling sensitive information of private citizens."

Warm fuzzies, no?

Of course, that's not to say that it's all work and no play for these hardworking Navigators:

"On a call outlining its strategy to get people to sign up for Obamacare over the summer, leading Obamacare advocacy group Enroll America said it will get more creative with its outreach tactics – including hitting up night clubs"

Which is ironic, since it's been virtually impossible to actually get through to the 404Care.gov site.

Not to mention, under what scenario will these victims would-be customers be eligible to sign up? The Initial Open Enrollment Period is over, and the next one is many months away. Under what pretext, pray tell, will these folks claim a Special Open Enrollment Period?

Inquiring minds want to know....
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