Guess who doesn’t have to have a high school degree or undergo a criminal background check but who will handle social security numbers, medical records, military records, and pretty much all sorts of other sensitive information? At $20-$48 an hour? The new HHS “patient navigators” will! Hooray!
Oh, and by the way, these folks will enroll voters too.
Nope. Nothing at all sketchy about this plan.
(From The National Review)
The Department of Health and Human Services is about to hire an army of “patient navigators” to inform Americans about the subsidized insurance promised by Obamacare and assist them in enrolling. These organizers will be guided by the new Federal Data Hub, which will give them access to reams of personal information compiled by federal agencies ranging from the IRS to the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration. “The federal government is planning to quietly enact what could be the largest consolidation of personal data in the history of the republic,” Paul Howard of the Manhattan Institute and Stephen T. Parente, a University of Minnesota finance professor,wrote in USA Today. No wonder that there are concerns about everything from identity theft to the ability of navigators to use the system to register Obamacare participants to vote.