Felons can apply
POSTED: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 8:05pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 4:49pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — 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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