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10/31/2013

ObamaCare Is Not Just A Website – Navigators (Corrected)

Filed under: General — JD @ 6:45 am

[guest post by JD]

There are also thousands and thousands of highly trained navigators to aid the citizenry in navigating this monstrosity. The list of organizations that are participating in the navigator programs reads like a Who’s Who of leftist activist organizations.

In Iowa, the Hawkeye people have countless groups willing to aid their fellow people of the corn. So many, in fact, that many navigators don’t know that they are navigators.

In New York, should you have issues, you can call your local cupcake and bakery shop, among countless others that had no idea it was their role to aid New Yorkers in navigating this failed program. The quotes from the Obama staffers are rich, apparently some people are just too stupid to know.

***Joshua correctly notes that the fatuous quotes were from a NY Dept of Health spokeshole, not an Obama staffer. Some might argue that is a distinction without a difference, but he is right in correcting this.

We are in the best of hands.

—JD

10 Responses to “ObamaCare Is Not Just A Website – Navigators (Corrected)”

  1. Ding

    JD (5c1832)

  2. The federal government has awarded these “navigator” organizations $57 million in grants (a million per state!). If you believe Sebelius’s claim that the healthcare.gov website cost $118 million to build, plus $56 million for tech support, then we could have perhaps skipped the navigators, doubled the tech support for the website and avoided a lot of this nightmare.

    Icy (34d424)

  3. If you’re referring to the following quote:

    “Many of these enrollment sites are located in settings — small businesses, libraries, etc. — where New Yorkers go to shop or recreate. As such, some employees of these locations may not be fully aware of the enrollment- assistance efforts,” he said.

    … then that’s incredibly fatuous, but it’s not the fault of an Obama staffer. That was said by a New York State Health Department spokesman. Nevertheless, it’s still completely moronic.

    Joshua (9ede0e)

  4. In a related story, al Jazeera — doing the job the American media won’t do — finds a Colorado navigator who hasn’t signed up anyone because purchasers can’t stomach the sticker shock.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  5. DRJ beat me to my planned update. Great minds.

    Also, post corrected per Joshua’s comment.

    JD (58b0d1)

  6. There are so many things to fuss about; I think this is a major one that is over-looked.
    From my reading, this is little more than another funding of ACORN-type organizations, employing people with little training and no background checks to have access to people’s ID info at large scale.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  7. It seems that many of the sign-ups that have occurred have been generated by the wholesale cancellation of policies by relevant state agencies in VA, KY, ID (H/T- Hotair).

    Oops!

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  8. There are so many things to fuss about; I think this is a major one that is over-looked.
    From my reading, this is little more than another funding of ACORN-type organizations, employing people with little training and no background checks to have access to people’s ID info at large scale.

    Yes

    JD (5c1832)

  9. Was in a Starbucks, a “navigator” was trying to enroll someone there. Guess they had setup a meeting in that shop.

    Hilarity ensued as the potential enrollee kept explaining how unaffordable each “affordable” option was. The “navigator” kept praising Obama and their customer kept expressing feelings of betrayal. I laughed.

    SPQR (768505)

  10. As I recall, there are also thousands of IRS investigators to make sure we toe the Obamacare line.

    Dave (9ba41a)


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