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Obamacare Navigators are the Former ACORN voter fraud people. Now they have your Social Security Number and the last Question asked by the web site is do you want to register to vote. Your SS# and the Abillity to register people in 35 RED States

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ACORN Redux: The ObamaCare Navigators Nightmare
November 13, 2013 by 22 Comments


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healthcare.gov_2-620x401The undercover videographer who helped to kill ACORN is now turning his powerful lens on Obamacare “navigators,” showing how left-wing groups break the law and defraud taxpayers by pushing Obamacare exchanges.

The undercover investigators of Project Veritas, the nonprofit created by ACORN slayer James O’Keefe III, are going after the almost 50,000 Obamacare “navigators,” whom the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says are supposed to “serve as an in-person resource for Americans who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans” on the Obamacare exchanges. Left-wing activists have scooped up more than $67 million in grants nationwide to hire the navigators, a payoff to ACORN and other radical outfits that helped win Barack Obama the presidency.





Undercover investigators from Project Veritas captured taxpayer-paid Obamacare promoters on video telling health care insurance applicants to lie about preexisting medical conditions.

A new video shows an Obamacare navigator employed by the National Urban League in Texas counseling an investigator to be untruthful when completing documentation needed to apply for health care insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. The league took in $376,000 from the federal government for its navigator work.

“You lie because your premiums will be higher,” one navigator tells the undercover journalist, who advised the person that he occasionally smokes. “Don’t tell them that. Don’t tell ’em.”

When the investigator pretends to be a low-income university employee with unreported cash income that, if declared, could endanger his eligibility for federal premium subsidies, the navigators advises, “Don’t get yourself in trouble by declaring it now.”

“Yeah, it didn’t happen,” says another navigator. Another adds, “Never report it.”

The video also shows Project Veritas visiting Enroll America, a nationwide nonprofit group that is encouraging millions of Americans to sign up for health insurance coverage on Obamacare exchanges.

As John Fund notes in a National Review Online article, Daniel Clayton of Enroll America says the group is “purely nonprofit. It’s not partisan, non-political.” But when Brian Pendleton, also of Enroll America, was introduced at a speaking engagement, Enroll America was called “the official group for the DNC [Democratic National Committee].”

O’Keefe, Fund reports, says Enroll America “appears to be sharing data and working directly with an explicitly political group called Battleground Texas, activities that [O'Keefe] notes ‘are prohibited unless certain conditions are met.’ Adrian Bell, the regional field director for Battleground Texas, proudly notes the group was ‘started by President Obama’s national field director’ and is ‘dedicated to turning Texas blue.’”





The release of the video has already produced promising results. The Urban League of Greater Dallas fired one person and suspended three others shown in the video exhorting health care applicants to lie. The group stated it “does not condone, nor would we ever sanction, misleading the public or any individual who seeks our assistance about any issue, and particularly in this case, an issue as critical as health care.”

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called for the navigators program to be halted after he watched the video. “This behavior is unacceptable, and is yet another broken piece of a deeply flawed system,” Cornyn said.

“We have so much footage, so many offices,” O’Keefe wrote of his new Obamacare navigator sting operation on his Twitter account. “So many employees. So much fraud caught on tape. We’re going to release them all one by one.”

O’Keefe is following the same highly successful rollout strategy the late Andrew Breitbart used in fall 2009 that disseminated O’Keefe’s videos showing ACORN wrongdoings and kept ACORN employees’ criminal behavior in the forefront of each new day’s news cycle. Breitbart would release a video showing misdeeds in an ACORN office in one city and then ACORN would lie, denying the behavior or claiming it was carried out by rogue employees. On another day Breitbart would release a video from an ACORN office in another city showing similar unethical or unlawful behavior and ACORN would again offer dishonest spin on the new video. Several more videos were released this way, and each time ACORN shot itself in the foot by trying to explain away what viewers’ lying eyes had observed.

This culminated in a farcical National Press Club media event in which ACORN’s then-chief organizer Bertha Lewis claimed that shadowy forces had somehow conspired to harm her poor little innocent group.

Even left-wing Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank openly mocked Lewis at the time, finding himself in the unaccustomed position of defending Republicans. “In creativity, the ACORN boss’s denials were matched only by her assignments of blame … [s]he blamed her predecessor … [s]he blamed the powerful … [a]nd most of all, she blamed Republicans,” accusing them, ridiculously, of what she called “modern-day ACORN McCarthyism.”

The Breitbart approach paid off, devastating the organized crime syndicate that used to employ Barack Obama as a trainer and as its attorney.

The undercover videos shot by O’Keefe and his then-partner Hannah Giles in mid-2009 showed ACORN employees across the nation giving helpful advice on how to lie to the government, commit tax fraud, and trick banks into providing loans for brothels catering to pedophiles. The videos helped to kill off the group which had been hit the year before with the revelation of a million-dollar embezzlement scandal and cover-up involving its founder Wade Rathke.

Later that year Congress, which had given ACORN about $79 million in grants over the years, approved a law permanently pulling ACORN off the ever bounteous public teat. The 400,000-member organization filed for bankruptcy in November 2010. ACORN’s largest division, ACORN Housing, changed its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America to distance itself from the tarnished ACORN brand but still ended up collapsing in 2012 despite receiving sizable cash injections from the Obama administration.

Remnants of the ACORN network are involved in providing Obamacare navigators too.

United Labor Unions (ULU) Local 100 in New Orleans, is reportedly providing navigators in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. In 1979, ACORN created the United Labor Unions, which it used to organize low-wage, fast-food, and home healthcare workers in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas.

ULU 100 is headed by ACORN founder Wade Rathke, a corrupt union ringleader who orchestrated massive campaigns involving identity fraud in furtherance of voter fraud and who covered up a million-dollar embezzlement involving pension funds. Now his navigators have unfettered access to confidential information on thousands of people seeking health insurance. ACORN, or the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nonprofit group that knowingly hired felons convicted of identity theft to work on voter registration drives, giving them custody of sensitive voter information.

As I showed in my ACORN/Obama expose, Subversion Inc., ACORN is also infamous for hiring felons without bothering to do background checks, storming hospital emergency rooms and city council chambers, using voter fraud to turn graveyards across the nation into Democratic electoral strongholds, using mob violence against bank executives and other shakedown targets, and for ruthlessly exploiting its own employees and going to court to seek an exemption from minimum wage laws.

Fund reports that ULU Local 100 is

a “sub-grantee” providing navigators for the Southern United Neighborhoods group, which received a $600,678 grant to promote Obamacare enrollment. It also received a $270,193 grant for similar work in Arkansas and a $486,123 grant for Louisiana. Marcel Reid, a former dissident board member of ACORN who broke with the group in 2008 over its questionable practices, told me earlier this year, “ACORN is forming new groups under new mismanagement, and if Wade Rathke is involved in any of them, it spells trouble.”

Enrollment isn’t going so well at HealthCare.gov.

In the month of October, signups on the Obamacare health insurance exchanges for Medicaid, the joint federal-state welfare program that provides health insurance for the poor, vastly outnumbered signups for private insurance.

“When we first saw the numbers, everyone’s eyes kind of bugged out,” said Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. “Of the people walking through the door, 90 percent are on Medicaid. We’re thinking, what planet is this happening on?”

To make matters worse, flaws in the HealthCare.gov website reportedly allow ineligible individuals anywhere in the world to sign up for Medicaid.

The exchanges themselves are artificial, bureaucrat-created cartels that merely mimic free, competitive markets, perhaps well enough to dupe some people into believing they’re engaging in actual eBay- or Amazon-style commerce. It’s not really shopping, of course, if you have a gun to your head.

Speaking of guns to the head, felons may tapping into confidential personal data stored at HealthCare.gov.

Responding to questions from Sen. Cornyn during a recent congressional hearing, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said it is “possible” that convicted criminals are among Obamacare navigators, who have access to Americans’ personal information.

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

Sebelius replied, “That is true. States could add an additional background checks and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement.”

Cornyn asked, “So a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them?”

Sebelius answered, “That is possible.”

As FrontPage previously predicted, enrollment has turned into a dangerous free-for-all because Obamacare “navigators” are barely regulated at all. By the way, the only reason there are any “navigators” is to help the Left, as HHS Secretary Sebelius has more or less admitted. Imposing rules would only interfere with community organizers’ ability to wreak havoc and spread the gospel of so-called social justice.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal previously warned that the Obamacare navigator program, like all of Obamacare, is deeply flawed.

“‘Navigator’ is a crafty name, but in reality, there are very few restrictions on who they are, and what exactly they are supposed to be doing,” Jindal says. “‘Navigators’ are supposed to be hired to help consumers understand the law and the insurance coverage provisions in the new health exchanges. Sounds like a job for a rocket scientist.” He continued:

The “navigators” are prohibited from having financial ties to an insurance company, but other than that there are few constraints. Union organizers and community activists are among the types that are allowed to be hired as “navigators,” and having prior experience working in the health care field doesn’t seem to necessarily be a pre-requisite for the job. I wonder what percentage of these “navigators” will be partisan Democrats?

Sebelius has been looking to radical left-wing community organizers to fill navigator ranks since at least early last year. In April 2012 she tried to recruit activists at the national convention of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN).

“In our country what we know is health care inequality [has been] one of the most persistent forms of injustice but over the past three years, as Rev. Sharpton reminded us, we have begun to turn the tide,” Sebelius said at the time. “Now is not the time to turn back.”

The Left has spent the last few weeks rushing to Obamacare’s defense as implementation of the law flames out spectacularly in real time.

Pseudojournalist Alex Seitz-Wald, whose calling is to lie about conservatives and devise new and inventive spin to defend professional leftists, previously lied again and again about ACORN and the O’Keefe sting, falsely accusing O’Keefe of performing misleading edits on the ACORN videos in 2009.

Now, according to Seitz-Wald, it’s Republicans’ fault that Obamacare navigators are corrupt and incompetent.

GOPers are throwing up unnecessary roadblocks meant to stop navigators from performing their noble, selfless tasks, the former Salon reporter writes.

But whether by fees, background checks, tests, extra training, certifications, threats of civil penalties, or delays, Republican legislatures and officials in at least 17 states across the country have thrown up all manner of bureaucratic roadblocks in front of the program. The officials say the regulations are necessary to protect consumers and their personal information, but health care reform advocates say the regulations, adopted only in states controlled by Republicans, are just part of a multipronged campaign to obstruct the implementation of the Affordable Care Act at every turn.

Nice try.

Thanks to the excellent, public-spirited work of James O’Keefe and Project Veritas, Seitz-Wald and the other paid professional liars of the left-wing legacy media are going to have to spin harder than that.

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  • Mr-Video 2013/12/27 14:51:42
    None of the above
    Mr-Video
    +1
    There was no actual ACORN fraud. No prosecutions for anything whatsoever ever took place. This was, and is, trumped up nonsense.
  • bob Mr-Video 2013/12/27 21:26:14
    bob
    The voter fraud hall of shame: Milwaukee voter fraud conviction makes ACORN’s 2010 total at least 15

    1:27 PM 11/23/2010


    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/1...
  • Mr-Video bob 2013/12/27 23:17:29
    Mr-Video
    These were low-paid people working for ACORN, and they were prosecuted because ACORN itself fired them and turned them in.

    There's a difference between a crime committed by an employee and organizational fraud. Example: if a Denny's employee steals something, this doesn't make Denny's a criminal organization.

    By ACORN fraud, I of course mean fraud perpetrated by the organization itself. There was none.
  • princess 2013/12/27 02:46:55
    All of the above
    princess
    +1
    ALL Liberals, sign up now.... you DESERVE what you voted for. lmao
  • Guru Shel SHP 2013/12/26 21:32:38
    None of the above
    Guru Shel SHP
    +1
    They don't have mine I refuse to comply
  • Hey_Jude1961 2013/12/26 20:45:02
    This what red State Govenors get for letting Barry set up their state Exchanges.
    Hey_Jude1961
    +1
    The absolute last people we should have doing this!!
  • Midnight Rider 2013/12/26 19:30:40
    None of the above
    Midnight Rider
    +2
    PPACA is a fraud has been from the inception.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2013/12/26 19:15:35
    All of the above
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +3
    And add this: I never touched Healthcare.gov. So my identity is safe enough.
  • Artist~PWCM~ 2013/12/26 12:51:31
    Barry's plan for 2014 is voter Fraud to Victory
    Artist~PWCM~
    +3
    First off I'm pretty sure the Feds have my SS# and as to voter registration I'd go ahead and sign up as a Democrat. This does two things: A) I get a guaranteed subside for my obamacare B) It just gives another fake vote and thereby fake confidence to the DNC that they haven't lost their base...you see, in my state we don't have to register which party we're in.
    They're going to lose big time in 2014!
  • bob Artist~... 2013/12/26 16:04:17
    bob
    +2
    the government is not the Concern it is the ACORN People who have all ready been caught committing Voter fraud enough times that ACORN was shut down
  • SK-pro ... bob 2013/12/26 18:55:18
    SK-pro impeachment
    +3
    ACORN is still alive and "well" just under a new name and dept...several actually.
  • bob SK-pro ... 2013/12/26 19:14:12
    bob
    +3
    really what was the reason for the name change could it be, Dare I say Voter Fraud.
  • SK-pro ... bob 2013/12/26 20:13:26
    SK-pro impeachment
    +2
    more of the same under another disguise.
  • bob SK-pro ... 2013/12/27 21:28:13
    bob
    +1
    The voter fraud hall of shame: Milwaukee voter fraud conviction makes ACORN’s 2010 total at least 15

    1:27 PM 11/23/2010


    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/1...
  • STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL 2013/12/26 10:06:36
    Barry's plan for 2014 is voter Fraud to Victory
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +4
    None of this surprises me. There is no depth to which Obama won't sink to get what he wants.
  • perks-a real PATRIOT 2013/12/26 09:53:47
    Barry's plan for 2014 is voter Fraud to Victory
    perks-a real PATRIOT
    +4
    Does anybody need anymore proof that this crime against America ever had anything to do with health care and is just a scam to take over America??
  • bob perks-a... 2013/12/26 16:12:03
    bob
    +3
    I hope that the House is Paying attention and does what is necessary to apply proper oversight of all of what is being done by the ACORN Navigator. they are encouraging people to lie on their apps to get more Subsides that has already been caught on tape.
  • perks-a... bob 2013/12/26 20:06:18
    perks-a real PATRIOT
    +2
    It's just the same game they play with the election process!!
  • NWDan 2013/12/26 09:31:16
    Barry and the Dems would never cheat to win
    NWDan
    ACORN was a great organization that helped a lot of people. I would definitely trust them with my social security number and other personal information. Democrats don't cheat because 1. We are ethical people and 2. We don't want to win so badly that we'd go there.
  • Artist~... NWDan 2013/12/26 12:54:36
    Artist~PWCM~
    +3
    Tell that to obama and David Axlerod...oh, and let's not forget all the lying ACORN people. And yes you did want to win that badly...your people lied and committed so much fraud in the last two Presidential elections we're starting to look like a banana republic.
  • NWDan Artist~... 2013/12/26 18:21:40
    NWDan
    There was no fraud at all, although there almost was. Rove and his buddies tried to flip Ohio but were hacked by Anonymous. That's why he freaked out on election night. He knew Ohio was about to flip the same way they had done it in 2004.
  • NWDan Artist~... 2013/12/27 02:08:44
    NWDan
    That's an outlandish accusation. Can you back it up?
  • JP NWDan 2013/12/26 15:50:26
  • NWDan JP 2013/12/27 02:07:50
    NWDan
    If these people in question were not eligible to vote, they should have been taken off of the eligible voters lists at the polling places. This isn't fraud, it's incompetence.
  • bob NWDan 2013/12/26 16:13:13
    bob
    +2
    I am sure that is why ACORN was shut down for committing Voter Fraud.
  • NWDan bob 2013/12/27 02:13:33
    NWDan
    ACORN was shut down because they were the VICTIMS OF FRAUD!
    Here is what happened:

    The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) was a collection of community-based organizations in the United States that advocated for low- and moderate-income families by working on neighborhood safety, voter registration, health care, affordable housing, and other social issues. At its peak ACORN had over 500,000 members and more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in over 100 cities across the U.S.,[3][4] as well as in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, and Peru.[5] ACORN was founded in 1970 by Wade Rathke and Gary Delgado.[6] It filed for Chapter 7 liquidation on November 2, 2010, effectively closing the organization.[7] Many ACORN members and organizers formed new state-wide organizations.[8]

    ACORN's voter registration drives, which it has conducted since the 1980s, have been frequently mischaracterized by supporters of Republican candidates as "voter fraud". ACORN received significant negative publicity in the wake of the 2009 production and publication of videos, which were later found to be partially falsified and selectively edited, by two conservative activists, James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles. The activists used hidden camera recordings to portray low-level ACORN employees as ...

    ACORN was shut down because they were the VICTIMS OF FRAUD!
    Here is what happened:

    The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) was a collection of community-based organizations in the United States that advocated for low- and moderate-income families by working on neighborhood safety, voter registration, health care, affordable housing, and other social issues. At its peak ACORN had over 500,000 members and more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in over 100 cities across the U.S.,[3][4] as well as in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, and Peru.[5] ACORN was founded in 1970 by Wade Rathke and Gary Delgado.[6] It filed for Chapter 7 liquidation on November 2, 2010, effectively closing the organization.[7] Many ACORN members and organizers formed new state-wide organizations.[8]

    ACORN's voter registration drives, which it has conducted since the 1980s, have been frequently mischaracterized by supporters of Republican candidates as "voter fraud". ACORN received significant negative publicity in the wake of the 2009 production and publication of videos, which were later found to be partially falsified and selectively edited, by two conservative activists, James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles. The activists used hidden camera recordings to portray low-level ACORN employees as engaging in criminal activity, apparently advising them on how to hide prostitution activities and avoid taxes.[9] A nationwide controversy ensued, immediately resulting in a loss of funding from government and private donors,[10][11][12] including legislative amendments to spending bills in the United States House and Senate prohibiting government funding of the group.

    Following the publication of the videos and withdrawal of funding, four different independent investigations by various state and city Attorneys General and the GAO released in 2009 and 2010 cleared ACORN, finding its employees had not engaged in criminal activities and that the organization had managed its federal funding appropriately, and calling the videos deceptively and selectively edited to present the workers in the worst possible light. Despite this, by March 2010, 15 of ACORN's 30 state chapters had already closed[10] and the group announced it was closing its remaining state chapters and disbanding.
    (more)
  • ☆Hitler... NWDan 2013/12/26 16:31:45 (edited)
  • Haole NWDan 2013/12/26 20:54:40
    Haole
    LOL Your sarcasm isn't wasted on everybody.
  • USAF Vet 2013/12/26 08:25:58 (edited)
    All of the above
    USAF Vet
    +5
    It would be interesting to put a face on those who so 'trust' these ACORN scoundrels with their most private of private information. Do you think they may look like this:

    Sheeple
  • Politic... USAF Vet 2013/12/26 19:51:49
  • joshBigBoss 2013/12/26 05:03:56
    Barry's plan for 2014 is voter Fraud to Victory
    joshBigBoss
    +3
    These people are so damn corrupt. It's amazing that they don't even put any effort into hiding it anymore because they know that the U.S. citizenry is far too divided to do anything about it.
    Even if enough people did unite to do something the politicians would be able to figure out a way to turn them against each other before they could do anything.
  • 2spooku 2013/12/26 04:16:48
    All of the above
    2spooku
  • exhon2009 2013/12/26 03:33:43
    None of the above
    exhon2009
    +3
    Navigators is a thinly disguised system for parceling out patronage jobs. One would expect the navigators to pretty much fit the profile of Obama's patrons. That is out of work SEIU, ACORN, Urban League community organizers, etc.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/12/26 03:05:09
    Barry's plan for 2014 is voter Fraud to Victory
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +5
    RiceCakes, here we go again. Let's get the Voter ID laws passed in ALL 50 states NOW!
  • jeane 2013/12/26 03:02:02
    Barry's plan for 2014 is voter Fraud to Victory
    jeane
    +6
    They have to cheat to win. UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRATS
  • onnellinen 2013/12/26 02:52:41
  • Thisismyname 2013/12/26 02:50:16
  • bob Thisism... 2013/12/26 16:30:52 (edited)
    bob
    +1
    the Conviction of ACORN in Nevada for voter fraud was upheld, that they are corrupt is not even debatable except by those who are far left loons
  • Gregaj7 2013/12/26 02:05:31
    None of the above
    Gregaj7
    +3
    They don't and there will be NO contract between ACA and my Estate Trust.
  • keeper 2013/12/26 01:37:14
    Barry's plan for 2014 is voter Fraud to Victory
    keeper
    +4
    The criminal bastards are already collecting 65 million dollars to do the sign ups illegally or not. They are telling people to lie so they can get a bigger subsidy.

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