It looks like the Obamacare has made help available for folks to navigate through the Obamacare process
http://www.advisory.com/Daily-Briefi...-ACA-exchangesUnder the ACA, each exchange must have two certified as navigators, one of which must be not-for-profit. The navigators are expected to provide "fair, impartial, and accurate information that assists consumers with submitting the eligibility application, clarifying distinctions about [qualified health plans], and helping qualified individuals make informed decisions during the health plan selection process." They will also provide additional assistance to consumers who are disabled, do not speak English, or who are unfamiliar with health insurance.
This should make it easier for folks to sign up and be assured their info is safe.
For instance in Lawrence KS this lady is here to serve
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/se...rdable-care-a/Rosilyn Wells wants everyone in Lawrence to know her name and face. Many of them soon will.
For the next several months Wells will serve as the community's resource for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare
Opps this may not be a good thing due to administration deciding not to require background checks for its navigators according to a report from the House oversight committee.
http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/14/ob...rrest-warrant/In part, substantial risks remain because the Administration decided not to require background checks and fingerprinting of individuals hired by Navigator and Assister organizations,” the committee wrote. “Under the Administration’s plan, unless states have already taken actions to protect their citizens, Navigators and Assisters are not prohibited from hiring convicted felons, including individuals convicted of identity theft or fraud.”
Hmmmmmm What could go wrong here.
Back to Lawrence KS and Rosilyn Wells
http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/14/ob...rrest-warrant/Wells was certified as an Obamacare navigator despite her financial history, which includes a bankruptcy in 2003, a 2007 civil charge from a local check cashing business called Midwest Checkrite for writing a bad check, being more than $1700 behind on her state tax bill, and having an outstanding arrest warrant in nearby Shawnee County.
For those that have an issue with the Daily Caller here is a link to the Salina Post
With people like this available to help the less fortunate and those who are not up to date on making insurance decisions what could go wrong.
This is apparently a new story and there are very few links. There is always the possibility that this woman and the one with the arrest warrant are not the same and reporters have jumped the gun as we have seen before.
But if this is true it really looks like a stupid decision to not require background checks for folks in these positions