Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cornyn calls for Obamacare Navigator program to be stopped after undercover video showed navigators advising applicants to lie

During a Senate Finance Committee hearing last Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted, in response to a question from Senator John Cornyn, that there is no federal requirement for Obamacare navigators to undergo a criminal background check and that is possible for convicted felons to become navigators.

Over the weekend, Conservative activist James O'Keefe and his undercover camera team - who helped bring down ACORN through a series of undercover videos - released a video which shows Obamacare navigators advising applicants, in Cornyn's home state of Texas, to lie on their enrollment forms to avoid paying higher premiums.

Apparently, Sen. Cornyn has heard and seen all he can stomach:
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) called on President Obama to halt the navigators program after it was reported that navigators are encouraging people to lie to evade the new health care system:

“Last week, Secretary Sebelius admitted that it’s ‘possible’ Obamacare navigators could be convicted felons. Now we’re seeing reports that navigators are encouraging the people they are supposed to help to lie.

“This behavior is unacceptable, and is yet another broken piece of a deeply flawed system. The Obama Administration should stop this program immediately. Texans should not be purposefully misled and more importantly, their privacy should not be put at risk.”