The navigators will also be hired from other pro-Obama organizations such as Organizing for America and the SEIU union, and that will surely sweeten the budgets of Democratic advocacy groups. Congresswoman Diane Black says that, since money is fungible, the Planned Parenthood grants amount to federal funding of abortion providers.
The job of the navigators is to help seven million participants select their ObamaCare options and apply for benefits. Navigators will be given only 20 hours of training before they their jobs. These navigators will have access to thousands of Americans' most personal and private financial, employment, medical history, and prescription-drug information, tax returns, Social Security number, date of birth, bank account number, and place of employment. Navigators will not have background checks or even be fingerprinted.
The Federal Trade Commission is already worrying about the massive opportunity for consumer fraud. Scam artists can pose as navigators to take advantage of people trying to sign up for ObamaCare benefits. Potential for identity theft is great and obvious.
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