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Felons can apply

Office of John Cornyn

POSTED: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 8:05pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 4:49pm

KETK covered this story a few weeks ago, but Thursday, Texas Senator John Cornyn had the following conversation with Kathleen Sebelius about "Obamacare" navigators:

Cornyn: "So, I want to ask you about the navigators. The president is in Dallas today touting the navigator program. Which, as you know, is for people who are hired to help people navigate "Obamacare." But, I would like to ask you about this, first, is it true there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check even though they will receive personal information from individuals they help sign up for the Affordable Care Act?"

Sebelius: "That is true. States could add additional background checks and other features. It is not part of the federal requirements."

Cornyn: "So, a convicted felon could be a navigator and acquire sensitive personal information unbeknownst to the person trying to sign up?

Sebelius: "That is possible. We have contracts with the organizations and they have taken the responsibility to screen their navigators and make sure they are sufficiently trained for the job."

So, you can see what a slippery slope this is.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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Convicted felons can vote in Texas while in prison

I wonder why the republicans in congress did't put a clause in the ACA that restricted felons from being navigators in the first place?

There are a lot of idiots in America, glad I'm not one of them!

And another thing, she doesn't care if they hire felons, look at who Hussein Obama has working for him! Some people even bombed the Pentagon and he still has them working for him!


Well, while I can understand why you might not want a thief, child molester, etc, knowing their personal information, you also have to understand that it does not take much to have a felony anymore or to be a convicted felon, 3 DWI's will get you that title. While not all learn anything from going to prison some do and change their lives for the better because of it. Also, what happened to " Paid his or her debt to society " when their sentence was completed? Are they to be punished forever?


I guess that is ok because you are more than likely Reagan Roys' boss and she is a woman and republicans and their supporters do not believe that women should have any rights. Does she get paid less than the men there too, like Staples and Patterson do in the Ag Commish Office and the Land Commish Office? The DOJ has a discrimination case against them.

So com-men and con-women can be 'navigators' to fake out the poor, elderly, young, etc... with all the complication of Obamacare.

Wonderful. Got robbed by Obama once... now get ripped off again.

Hope for change in 2014. Many Democrats up for re-election.


Dang Neal I guess you and rand paul have something in common, Plagiarism. This is the same story with a different picture as the one by Reagan Roy Online Editor/Reporter POSTED: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 11:52am UPDATED: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:29pm
SEBELIUS: 'It's possible convicted felons are being used as Obamacare navigators'

You do know rthat the DOJ had a suit filed against the Tx Ag Commissioner and Land Commissioner for gender discrimination involving 3 women don't you? You do know that they admitted to the discrimination and paid for it don't you? Do you also have the same policies as they did?

Sebelius: “That is true. States could add an additional background checks and other features,

There you have it "States Rights" , Oh, I forgot, Texas gave up those rights.

Private prisons contracting to do the work. Thats what you get when you privatize a government service.

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