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DRAINING THE SWAMP: Top 40 Troubling Listings from the Obamacare Navigator/Assister Security Nightmare (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Rep. Louie Gohmert read this PJ Media report on the House floor today. Heard about those two or three bad apples? Here’s 40 more. Remember, Healthcare.gov admits using the honor system for certification.

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David Steinberg

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October 29, 2013 - 9:05 am
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Last week, we reported that the “honor system” is being used to confirm the identity and certification of Navigators/Assisters. The “Find Local Help” feature on Healthcare.gov refers consumers to potential predators.

We have since reviewed, state by state, every single Navigator/Assister that Healthcare.gov currently displays to the public via “Find Local Help”.

This search revealed two additional dangers of the Navigator/Assister system:

1. The consumer is vulnerable, but so is the taxpayer. The program is rife with organizations that have advocated for “open borders,” have helped illegal immigrants dodge apprehension, and have attempted to give illegal immigrants access to additional taxpayer-funded resources.

Such organizations are obvious risks to fraudulently register illegal immigrants for subsidized health insurance, and as such, have no business being included in the government-funded Navigator/Assister program.

2. Regulations require Navigators/Assisters to be “unbiased.” However, many organizations that were founded partly or entirely to advocate for politically left-leaning policies — including causes such as “universal health care,” “single-payer,” and Obamacare itself — are nonetheless part of the program.

Many of these groups already receive government funding, which further raises the obvious conflict-of-interest issues. As many will be paid according to the number of consumers successfully registered for an Obamacare plan, such groups have several incentives to steer consumers away from free-market plans that may be superior options.

Outside of the below list, only a handful of suspicious, “open borders,” or politically biased organizations have yet been exposed nationally. Below, a list of 40 to spur the much-needed discussion.

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This list is divided into three categories. Some listings may fit more than one category, but all are listed only according to the primary concern regarding each:

1. Open Borders Groups: These groups exist in part or in whole to secure greater federal benefits for illegal immigrants. As such, all are obvious risks to fraudulently register illegals for subsidized insurance.

2. Politically Biased Organizations: Obamacare regulations require all registered help to be “unbiased.” Yet these groups include leftist political advocacy as a primary part of their mission, presenting conflict-of-interest problems. Additionally, they have financial incentives to steer consumers away from free-market plans.

3. Suspicion Regarding Legitimacy: Of great concern, considering Healthcare.gov does not guarantee the legitimacy of any listings. While some of these listings may be legitimate, Healthcare.gov saw fit to approve and expose these suspicious listings to consumers with no further information to assist with their choice.

A final note: These listings are certainly incomplete. Community health centers have generally been excluded from it, though the sector has generally been supportive of the push for Obamacare. If included, this list would be several times longer.

Also, a Part 2 of this article is forthcoming.

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So the sole purpose of the Navigator program is to channel funds and personal information of unsuspecting Americans to anti-white racist groups, abortionists, and groups that use identity theft to allow illegals to work in the US and collect other people's social security benefits?
Color me surprised. So to speak.
I think having an account with LifeLock or some equivalent should be considered a medical expense, since it will be required by any thinking person prior to signing up for the Anarchist Colonoscopy Attack (ACA).
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Take a hard look at SeedCo, David.

These people got 42 million from the government in 2010 alone to create -- as far as I can tell a handful of jobs and bunch of green malarky.

Now they're in the navigator racket.

And an undetermined amount of their "nongovernment" donations are simply government money funneled through Mayor's funds or entities within the Soros network.

Thanks for the article. We need to talk about this whenever we criticize Obamacare.





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Re. Cutting Edge in Georgia: Glenda Knight just applied to be reinstated -- she must have been super busy, because she's both the CEO, CFO and secretary of the organization.

In other words, it's a racket, just like every single other nonprofit/ social services entity I worked with (and then around) in Atlanta. I doubt any of them are real on this list, except the race lobbies.

These entities are the engine of leftist politics and the ground troops for electoral GOTV -- and fraud. More and more, they consolidate under larger nonprofits (as you see here) to avoid scrutiny. Such fiduciary relationships need to be outlawed -- in the tax reporting aspect.

Here's all you have to do to get our money -- and this is why leftists wanted Obamacare in the first place:

1. Invent a fake nonprofit
2. Browbeat (almost always using the cudgel of race threats) your way onto some federal or state gravy train.
3. Do nothing while pocketing the cash.
4. Shriek racism if your money gets cut off.
5. What little work you do, do during elections for candidates so the winners owe you.
6. Lobby loudly for programs like Obamacare so you can get your cut.
7. Accuse people of hating the poor and children as often as possible, so long as it doesn't cut into your leisure time spending those hard-earned (by someone else, that is) free tax dollars.

8. Don't worry about getting caught. Nobody will punish you.
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Our complaints about obamacare are valid, but we need to address a way to end obamacare. Since this law was passed entirely by Democrats, we can’t trust them to end the problem. The mid-term election in November 2014 is the next chance we have to repeal obamacare. We need to vote for Republicans who will go on record as being willing to vote for repeal as many times as it takes. If we have enough support to get a veto-proof Congress we can eliminate this law no matter what Obama wants.
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Soros planned very well and Obama did his bidding. Throw in some evening prayers, practice (always practice) LIES Islam advocates and POOF you're done. Remember first of all 'the end(s) justify the means. O has that down pat.
1 year ago
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conservatives/progressives each need their own country. it appears that the rule of law is long gone, chicago politics have replaced it, and that does not bode well for our children/descendants. this country cannot continue to be prosperous and lead the world when run by a pack of 'thieves', and I am being kind. there are only two ways now to fix this madness, and neither is what anybody wants to hear. war or separation. i vote for he least bloody.

i'm afraid our trusting of our rep's (mostly crooked lawyers) has made them so cocky as to sign a bill w/ potentially thousands of shady laws attached (or created out of thin air) w/o even reading, much less understanding any of it. as w/ all bad things, the longer we wait to fix this, the worse things will get. allowing illegals to become legal can't but make our 'illegal' problems worse, while possibly breaking the back of our already struggling economy.

to top it all off people like mcpaininmyarse are doing everything they can to get another 30,000 pages of 0-immigration foisted on us in the middle of a self induced national crisis. great friend of the republic that, huh? as my old hunting buddy might have said - hero, my big ole butt! people mcpain's age I speak to seem to be of the consensus that he is mentally unstable.

I say our peeping-tom third world class prez. must have something on him too. you can't tell me this criminal bunch in office had all those secret listening posts and didn't utilize the info. when needed. yeah, right. I was born at night all right, just not last nite.
1 year ago
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It's great that Rep. Gohmert read this on the house floor but do you think the ones that need to hear it did?
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Even if the people who should hear it heard it, the majority of them would applaud it.
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Welcome to The Community Organized Sates of America.
1 year ago
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I have the prefect "cure" for O'BummerTax: simply opt out. Not only is it a scam, its implementation is a not-too-well-disguised path to gather even more personal information than NSA are doing already, on our nickel. Further, the costs.... the premium I will have to pay, per annum, is about FORTY TIMES what my total healthcare expenditures have been over the past four decades, annualised. I simply do NOT have that kind of money available.
If a hundred million or so of us would simply refuse to join this "famiglia" operation, it would crumble into the heap of detritus it really is.

Mr. Boehner, will you PLEASE encourate the House to pass a bill to defund this atrocity? We don't want it, it won't work.
1 year ago
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Pay attention to the left hand folks, the right hand is busy working all these "crises." And Progressive New Left Activists are also busy sitting down "free speech" on these blogs. Pay Attention.
Sorry, raising individuals to pinnacles of "ones highest pedestal" is a recipe for self destruction. One tends to become enamored with their new found "self importance." Example, Stephen Hawkins and his Quixotic 20-year adventure with "Black Holes" only to admit (as his peers had done years before) it was "full of holes!" Washington DC pundits are wont to follow in Hawkins' footsteps, swallow the bait, hook, line, and sinker.
The real story in all of Washington DC is this:
Today's equation for massive corruption: 1) "Big Business", 2) We The Elite People of culture of corruption in all of Washington DC and finally 3)crony-capitalists. Immigration reform (Bill) is a grab bag of "Porkulus" as is its companion Farm Bill currently winding its way around Washington DC's Capitol building offering innumerable "opportunities" for "Backroom" deals and "bringing the bacon home!" For example, thus far in this process, Sen. McCain is sole "winner" with a net total of $420,000 dollars "seed money" from willing surveillance companies awaiting the final vote to "cash-in" on Immigration Bills border security flimflammery. Folks, We The People are being led to the final slaughter by these corrupt, career lawmakers and their crony-capitalists.
This is 1) greed, 2) power and 3) massive corruption on a scale never, ever seen before that these "cone head" pundits have totally missed out on. "We The People" knew from the get-go Obama was a socialist...Bill Ayers in Chicago for Christ-sakes, all Washington DC "cone heads!" Damn!! Wake-up! Horse Trading, HAH! Thievery is the name. Pray. Amen. Join a Tea Party and put a stop to this mortgaging of America's future by out-and-out corrupt Washington DC Elites and these so-called "intelligentsia!" Join a Tea Party. Pray. Amen.
1 year ago
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If such entities popped up in the private sector extracting that much money from the system to help people find insurance, they would be hunted down and put out of business or sent to jail by the government. If private health insurance companies did not live up to their promises as represented in your policy, they would be sued out of existence. But who do we turn to when it is the government doing the ripping off and the denial of care? Thanks a pant load to all you brainiacs who supported Obamacare. Make sure you keep giving the government more and more control over our lives through the NEA, EPA, NSA, DEA, FDA and any of the other three letter combinations that spring up like weeds. What could go wrong.
1 year ago
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So the sole purpose of the Navigator program is to channel funds and personal information of unsuspecting Americans to anti-white racist groups, abortionists, and groups that use identity theft to allow illegals to work in the US and collect other people's social security benefits?
Color me surprised. So to speak.
I think having an account with LifeLock or some equivalent should be considered a medical expense, since it will be required by any thinking person prior to signing up for the Anarchist Colonoscopy Attack (ACA).
1 year ago
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Never fear. The people they are signing up think it's for free insurance. They are not going to want to pay the premium even after subsidies.
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