New concerns are being raised about so-called ObamaCare “navigators” following a string of reports about the questionable backgrounds of those selected to guide Americans through what is shaping up to be a rocky roll-out of the health care law.
The concerns come on top of the drama over the HealthCare.gov site itself, which is the main federal hub for would-be participants and has been riddled with technical problems. The “navigators” are outreach workers, funded by federal taxpayer dollars, who are supposed to help people sign up for coverage.
The Daily Caller reported earlier this week that one “enrollment assister” in Lawrence, Kan., had an outstanding warrant for her arrest as well as a troubled financial history. The Heartland Community Health Care Center, where she works, later confirmed to the Caller that she had a bench warrant for an “unpaid medical debt” — but had been unaware of the warrant. The group said she worked with the courts to satisfy it, and the warrant is “no longer active.”
Still, the incident raised questions about the background check process, and spurred Kansas state Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook to push legislation increasing oversight on those assisting the public with enrolling in the exchanges. Her bill would require background checks and licensing for anybody doing that work in Kansas.
“We need to give assurance to Kansans that as the reams of Obamacare regulations continue to roll down from Washington D.C., we will be working with our colleagues to find solutions that will help shield the people of Kansas from the worst aspects of this broad government overreach,” she said in a statement.
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