Tens of thousands of health care union workers and community activists hired as “navigators” to help Americans choose Obamacare options starting Oct. 1
Amidst the push to make Obama’s Sequester ‘ as painful as promised’, we learn that the Regime has hired tens of thousands of Obama Activists to fill positions as ‘Navigators’ to steer Americans into Obamacare.
While lines at airports and cruise terminals grow into nightmare waits due to ‘sequester budget cuts’ of TSA staff doing security checks; control tower closings – the American taxpayer paid for 2 lavish Spring Break vacations for Obama’s two kids to go to the Bahamas with a bunch of their friends and an attachment army of Secret Service – and now we find that we taxpayers are going to pay a $48 an hour wage to Union members and community activists to ‘assist’ Americans through the maze of ObamaCare along with free translators to be provided on our dime as well.
You see, under the MarxoFascist rule of the Obama’s – we little people get punished, while they live large and kingly off the money they have taken by force from our paychecks. Now they seek to rob us of more money and pay lavish salaries for Obama’s Union, street agitator cronies.
Tens of thousands of health care professionals, union workers and community activists hired as “navigators” to help Americans choose Obamacare options starting Oct. 1 will be paid up to $48 an hour, more than six times the federal minimum wage of $7.25, according to new regulations issued Wednesday.
The 63-page rule covering navigators, drawn up by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, also said the government will provide free translators for those not fluent in English — no matter what their native language is.
“The proposed requirements would also include that such entities and individuals provide consumers with information and assistance in the consumer’s preferred language, at no cost to the consumer, which would include oral interpretation of non-English languages and the translation of written documents in non-English languages when necessary to ensure meaningful access,” said the regulations.
The rules also addressed conflict of interest and other potential issues that navigators could face as the public’s first stop on the Obamacare trail.
It is still not clear how many navigators will be required. California, however, provides a hint. It wants 21,000.
That could be an expensive proposition, since every one of them must be paid a minimum of $20 an hour. According to the new regulations, navigators and assistants will earn $20 an hour, while navigator project leaders will earn $29 an hour. Navigator senior executives will be paid $48 an hour.
The rules allow navigators to come from the ranks of unions, health providers and community action groups such as ACORN and Planned Parenthood. They are required to provide unbiased advice.
Some in Congress are already wary of the navigators. Louisiana Republican Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee, has raised questions about a voter registration provision in the Obamacare application Americans will have to fill out to receive health care, and whether Democratic-leaning activists will influence which party people choose to join.