Have You Caught the following?
Sebelius was questioned before the Senate Finance Committee this past week by Hatch, a Republican Senator regarding navigators for Obamacare.
Obamacare navigators have free access to all the personal information related to those enrolling for healthcare coverage.
Let me repeat….the “navigators” can freely get into the database for everyone’s personal information if they sign up for coverage.
Now the kicker- navigators are not vetted. This means that the federal government does not do background checks on them.
Sebelius admitted that convicted felons might have been hired as Obamacare “navigators” — a job that would give them access to the personal information of people signing up for healthcare coverage. The federal government does not require background checks for the navigators, she said.
“States could add in additional background checks and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement,” Sebelius reported to committee members.
Hatch highly recommended security measures and that they be tested this Spring.
“They needed to have independent verification as to the privacy of these exchanges, and now they’re having all kinds of problems with people having to give some of their personal information, including how much they make as a family and income,” he said. “These things can really be used by fraudsters and people who thrive on taking advantage of people whose Social Security numbers and financial data become available.”
“There’s no guarantee that the data being submitted over HealthCare.gov is 100 percent secure,” Hatch said.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ admission that convicted felons might have been hired to work as Obamacare “navigators,” giving them access to enrollees’ private information.
“Americans who’ve lost their insurance and find themselves forced onto the exchanges, the last thing they need is to worry about some felon stealing their identity,” the Kentucky Republican said on the Senate floor.
This gives you pause to enroll in the Health Exchange, doesn’t it?
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