What You Don’t Know About Obamacare Could Cost You Your Identity

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By Kurt Bardella.

Addressing questions regarding the millions of Americans struggling to access and navigate healthcare.gov, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney makes it sound so simple, telling a national audience that “you are better served by using a navigator…”

These “navigators” are on the front line of the implementation of the President’s health care plan.

You would expect that people placed in such an important position would have to undergo rigorous training to ensure the most comprehensive understanding of the Affordable Care Act, since they are the gateway to attaining care.

Unfortunately, a new report released by a Congressional Oversight Committee reveals a shocking level of mismanagement and incompetence that “induces fraudulent behavior and poses real threats to the safety of consumers’ personally identifiable information…”

In Dallas, “navigators” were caught on tape “encouraging applicants to lie on their health insurance application so the applicants could qualify for tax subsidies.”

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House Report Ill Trained Obamacare Navigators Encouraging Fraud Jeopardizing Private Info

By Tony Lee.

The Obama administration decided that Obamacare Navigators, tasked with helping Americans enroll in a health insurance plan, would not undergo mandatory background checks. Now, in the ten weeks since the launch of Healthcare.gov, the ill-trained Navigators have put Americans’ sensitive health and tax information at risk.

Breitbart News has obtained a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report on the Obamacare Navigators that will be released Monday. It has found that Obamacare Navigators have been giving Americans misinformation and, in some cases, actively encouraging enrollees to commit fraud in order to raise their subsidies. To complicate matters further, there is no way for Americans to find out whether their Navigators are properly certified.

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said at a Congressional hearing that it was “possible” for convicted felons to become Navigators. The report, titled Risks of Fraud and Misinformation with ObamaCare Outreach Campaign: How Navigator and Assister Program Mismanagement Endangers Consumers, concludes that is only one of many worries Americans should have about Navigators.

The Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), and HHS actually learned that “poorly-trained Navigators gave consumers incorrect information about the health care exchanges, violated HHS rules and procedures, and even encouraged applicants to commit tax fraud in some instances.” Moreover, this was learned from various news reports due to the complete lack of any internal oversight.

On November 21, the Obama administration briefed the Committee. Those in attendance included Gary Cohen, the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), and Mandy Cohen, Director of the Consumer Support Group at CCIIO.

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