Sebelius admits: 'It is possible' that FELONS could become Obamacare workers and access taxpayers' personal information
Posted 11/6/2013 12:18:00 PM

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen  Sebelius conceded Wednesday that it's 'possible' convicted felons could become  Obamacare 'navigators,' gaining access to tax information and Social Security  numbers of Americans as they help them register for insurance  coverage.

Her admission came during a Senate Finance  Committee hearing, in a tense exchange with Texas Republican Senator John  Cornyn.

'Isn't it true that there is no federal  requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check,' Cornyn asked  her, 'even though they will receive personal – sensitive personal information  from they individuals they help sign up for the Affordable Care Act?'

'That is true,' Sebelius responded in a  moment of nervousness. 'States could add an additional – um – background checks  and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement.'

'So a convicted felon could be a navigator,'  an annoyed Cornyn followed up, 'and could acquire sensitive personal information  from an individual, unbeknownst to them?'

'Uh, that is possible,' she said, shifting  blame to the groups responsible for deploying navigators in the  field.

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Posted By: Producer Thomas  
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