POSTED: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 11:52am
UPDATED: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:20pm
Washington, D.C. (KETK) —
While answering questions from U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Wednesday, during a Senate Finance Committee hearing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said it was “possible” Obamacare navigators, who have access to Texans’ personal information, are convicted criminals.
See some comments exchanged below:
Cornyn: “The only thing I can conclude is it’s impossible to do something in this Administration that gets you fired. It’s impossible. You can lie to the American people, you can consistently misrepresent the facts but it’s impossible to get fired.
“So I want to ask you about the navigators. The president’s in Dallas, Texas, touting the navigator program, which as you know, are people who are hired to help people navigate the Affordable Care Act. But I would just like to ask you this question, if you would answer it. Isn't it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check, even though they will receive sensitive personal information from the individuals they help to sign-up up for the Affordable Care Act?”
Sebelius: “That is true. States could add an additional background checks and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement.”
Cornyn: “So a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them?”
Sebelius: “That is possible.”