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Old 08-19-2013, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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This has nothing to do with whether you think Obamacare (the law) is wonderful or horrible.

A navigator is a federal employee who helps those wanting to get insured, navigate the paperwork of the new healthcare system. HHS is not going to be doing background checks or fingerprinting navigators or the people that assist navigators due to time constraints. Navigators will have access to personal and private information, tax return data and social security information. The concern is identity theft.

States raise privacy concerns over health law navigators (video) - The Hill's Healthwatch

Does this bother you at all?

(By the way, you may be interested to know that the background checks on any federal employee are not typically completed before they are hired.)
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:32 AM
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A navigator is a federal employee ...
False.

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HHS is not going to be doing background checks or fingerprinting navigators
HHS also doesn't do background checks or fingerprinting of physicians, surgeons, medical technicians or assistants helping in medical offices.

The Navigators program does not include any exclusions whatsoever from any of the provisions of HIPAA.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Well usually someone dealing with sensitive financial information has a background check and fingerprint check done.
I've read that they don't have time to do this.

People will be showing up with their tax returns, paycheck stubs, social security cards, etc.
And these are the last people that need to worry about identity theft.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The states are the ones doling out the money.
HHS washed their hands of any detail work; they are just handing out the money.

Texas isn't running their own exchange. We're letting the Fed do it.
Yet the Fed gave Texas $11 million to fund these navigator organizations.

Here's Texas:


Texas ‘navigator’ agencies chosen to spread word about Obamacare’s health insurance marketplace | The Scoop Blog

United Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County, $5.9 million
Migrant Health Promotion Inc., $589,750
National Hispanic Council on Aging
*, $646,825
Change Happens, $785,000
United Way of El Paso County
, $642,121
Southern United Neighborhoods*, $600,678
East Texas Behavioral Healthcare Network
(ETBHN), $1.3 million
National Urban League, $376,800
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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This has nothing to do with whether you think Obamacare (the law) is wonderful or horrible.

A navigator is a federal employee who helps those wanting to get insured, navigate the paperwork of the new healthcare system. HHS is not going to be doing background checks or fingerprinting navigators or the people that assist navigators due to time constraints. Navigators will have access to personal and private information, tax return data and social security information. The concern is identity theft.

States raise privacy concerns over health law navigators (video) - The Hill's Healthwatch

Does this bother you at all?

(By the way, you may be interested to know that the background checks on any federal employee are not typically completed before they are hired.)
What could possibly go wrong? HHS is not going to be doing this work because they are dysfunctional.
They are going to farm it out to a real mishmash of "community organizers". I'm so glad I don't have to deal with any of this stuff. 3 years to set it all up and HHS still can't do it.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Are You Okay With No Background Checks For Obamacare Workers?


I'm against workers for any unconstitutional program, whether they have background checks or not.

A common tactic of the left, when trying to implement a flagrantly illegal program, is to put in a few small details people won't like. Then they get people arguing over whether those small details should be permitted in the program or not, thus avoiding argument over whether the program itself should be thrown out.

This is a classic example.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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What could possibly go wrong? HHS is not going to be doing this work because they are dysfunctional.
They are going to farm it out to a real mishmash of "community organizers". I'm so glad I don't have to deal with any of this stuff. 3 years to set it all up and HHS still can't do it.
I noticed that as well..community organizers instead of health organizations.
I question why a migrant worker organization that works along the border towns is getting near $600K to help enroll applicants.
Will they be shifting their focus off of migrant workers and concentrate on citizens wanting to enroll now ?

Almost like an ACORN-like government funded program.

The drive to get people into the Obamacare system.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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Sounds like another reason we're happy we're not going to be enrolling in Obamacare.
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