Who’s up for another on-the-fly Obamacare change?
posted at 3:05 pm on August 7, 2013 by Guy Benson
Oh, did we say Obamacare required 30 weeks of training for its “navigators”? We really meant 20:
Opening day for the new health-insurance marketplaces is two months away, but efforts to recruit and train workers to help people enroll are barely off the ground in many states. With time running short before enrollment kicks off Oct. 1, the Obama administration last week cut back on training requirements for these ‘navigators.’ Officials were concerned there might not be enough time to do more-extensive training before the health-insurance exchanges open … Three weeks ago, the administration said navigators would need up to 30 hours of training before they start, but it said last week that 20 hours would be sufficient.
Add this alteration to the ever-growing roster of ex post facto revisions to the law, some of which appear to be patently illegal (not that the president gives a damn). The Washington Post notes that Obamacare officials are concerned that the law’s security testing regimen is “months behind” schedule, with the October 1 launch date just around the corner. Remember, the aforementioned “navigators” may pose a substantial security risk, too.
UPDATE – MKH will have much more on all of this in a forthcoming homepage post. Will someone kindly forward her link to Sen. Pryor?