Sunday, January 19, 2014

38 Obamacare Navigators turned up in a Federal Crime one state alone

One in seven of New Mexico’s certified Obamacare navigators had a match in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database, according to public records obtained by National Review Online. 
In total, 38 health-care guides or certified application counselors received their certification despite a match, according to records from the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance (OSI), which certifies navigators working with the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange.
A hit in the NCIC does not necessarily reflect a criminal conviction. The database can include, for example, arrest records and criminal cases that were dismissed or led to an acquittal, according to the FBI. 
An NCIC background check is “a tool for finding out if there may be an issue. It’s not a tool for knowing that there is one,” says Aaron Ezekiel, the OSI’s director of Affordable Care Act Implementation Projects.
The records obtained by NRO did not specify how many of the 38 navigators with NCIC hits had been convicted of a crime. Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress late last year that it was “possible” for convicted felons to be working as navigators. 
Not all states have review processes in place that are as extensive as New Mexico’s.
In Massachusetts, “there is no law or regulation requiring background checks for our Navigators,” Jason Lefferts, director of communications for the Commonwealth Health Connector, tells NRO by e-mail. “The organization[s] we partner with as Navigators are trusted, known community partners to us. . . . As we selected Navigators, we did not make them undergo checks.” 
Other state exchanges, including those in Colorado, Maryland, and Washington, have established guidelines that include basic offenses that would be disqualifying, but they rely heavily on their partners outside the public sector to conduct background checks and make hiring decisions about navigators.
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BOSMAN said...

So NOT ONLY is security a risk at the exchanges and wide open for hacking, it seems that the backgrounds of many of the ObamaMESS Navigators are questionable.


Anonymous said...

Americans with criminal pasts should not be allowed a job.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the great work monitoring the worse idea for a free people ever. Thank you, Bosman.

cimbri said...

Have any Rs offered up an amendment to the law requiring a security clearance for navigators? Didn't think so.

Unknown said...

Keep working SLAVES and dont forget to file your taxes..NOTHING will get better. .just progressively worse as you see