House Oversight committee: Navigators get no background checks

The government did not require navigators tasked with helping consumers sign up for health insurance exchange plans to undergo background checks, making it possible for convicted felons to become navigators, according to a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report obtained by Breitbart News. The committee's report, to be released today, found navigators gave Americans incorrect information and at times encouraged applicants to commit tax fraud to increase their healthcare reform subsidies, reported the conservative news and opinion network. While many states are blocking navigator efforts, experts consider navigators who offer in-person help an invaluable resource to reform implementation, FierceHealthPayer previously reported. Article

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