Connecticut Obamacare navigator is confirmed felon

identity-theft3Somehow, some way, as many as 31 states do not require background checks for Obamacare “navigators,”—people who have been hired to help enroll Americans in the insurance exchanges and who have access to sensitive personal information including Social Security numbers, financial information, and health records. Connecticut is one of the states that does require background checks; and yet, there is a confirmed felon being granted access to everything needed to commit identity theft:

Open records obtained from Connecticut show that one navigator for that state’s exchange was allowed to work despite a Class B Felony conviction (Connecticut’s Class B Felonies are punishable by 1 to 20 years in prison).

AccessHealthCT declined to disclose the navigator’s name or the charge associated with the conviction, citing privacy protections. It noted the felon navigator’s sentence had been suspended, and the criminal act had occurred more than 19 years ago. The navigator has had no convictions since then, according to AccessHealthCT.

Records also showed that three Connecticut navigators had been approved to work despite prior misdemeanors in the past decade.

In fact, a whopping 21 applicants for navigator positions in Connecticut were flagged in background checks, including people with multiple and recent felony convictions. Only 17 of those applicants were denied.

When dealing with such sensitive personal information, vigilance is paramount. Apparently, though, the folks running the Connecticut Obamacare exchange don’t seem to care.

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  • Debra

    The best way to protect your info? Stay out of the marketplace. I won’t be forced to purchase ANY FREE MARKET ANYTHING with my post tax money. I have a BIG FAT PROBLEM with what they are doing with what they’ve already scalded me for.

  • kathy

    I read some months ago that government was trying to enact a law that would force us to allow tax assessors into our homes. Since they are unable to read minds just yet, how would they know if one of those tax assessors was a pedophile who had not yet been caught or a thief who would assess our valuables, memorize the layout of our homes & return later? That, I think, was enough of an argument to make the idea fizzle. Is there ANY group of professionals who have not been tainted by colleagues who did wrong? Priests? Teachers? Doctors? Judges? Cops? …POLITICIANS? (lol) Under the Constitution, we are supposed to have a modicum of security. Obamacare? No, thanks.

    • Debra

      They can’t come into our homes without a warrant.

      • kathy

        I do believe Mr. Obama changed that, but the tax assessor thing didn’t fly.

  • http://None Virginia

    The idea is to steal your money….. Your to sharethe welth

    • MYUSA

      you are so right, and they are getting it done

  • http://AmericanLiberty BARNABAY

    Where is Eric Holder,this guy HAS to be removed

    • Sheila

      Barnabay: I agree with you that Eric Holder should be removed long ago.

  • http://AmericanLibertyPAC Barbara

    With Obama Don’t Care hiring felons to handle and with great probability steal all our most sensitive information. For identify theif or more sinister stuff, how will anyone be able to prove who they are.

    • Sheila

      Barbara: To be safe, don’t buy Obamacare at all. I don’t trust any of these people at all.

      • kathy

        I’m not signing up for it either. Get enough non-signers & it will fall like the house of cards it is. Unfortunately, those who were dropped by their own companies will not be taken back by them.

      • dwood

        I was just about to say the same thing! Don’t sign up for OdogshitCare and they can’t steal your personal information!

  • http://firefox JIMBO

    What is there excuse for the other 21 felons? Scary stuff!!!!!