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Who’s up for another on-the-fly Obamacare change?

posted at 3:05 pm on August 7, 2013 by

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?

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What is the point of having a law if nothing happens when you break it?

earlgrey133 on August 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM

20 hours or 20 weeks?

Deafdog on August 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM

If I only have to train you for 20 hours, then you’re “part-time” and I don’t have Obamacare liability.

Deafdog on August 7, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Deafdog on August 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM

20 week-hours.

pain train on August 7, 2013 at 3:20 PM

NY State requires that prospective drivers sit through a five-and-one-half hour course to gain a license. My son found a school in Brooklyn which was so efficient that they gave him the five-and-one-half hour course in just twenty minutes.

levi from queens on August 7, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Looking better and better each day

jaywemm on August 7, 2013 at 4:07 PM

I think the delay is because first we have to teach them basic math and reading skills. Just a guess.

teejk on August 7, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Hours vs. weeks vs. days… Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan:

Kirk: Kirk to Enterprise.
Spock: Spock here.
Kirk: Captain Spock, damage report.
Spock: Admiral, if we go “by the book”. like Lieutenant Saavik, hours could seem like days.
Kirk: I read you captain. Let’s have it.
Spock: The situation is grave, Admiral. We won’t have main power for six “days”. Auxiliary power has temporarily failed. Restoration may be possible, in two “days”. By the book, Admiral.

Marcola on August 7, 2013 at 7:51 PM

I think the delay is because first we have to teach them basic math and reading skills. Just a guess.

teejk on August 7, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Top priority likely is Spanish and Ebonics …

ShainS on August 7, 2013 at 10:48 PM

I think the delay is because first we have to teach them basic math and reading skills. Just a guess.

teejk on August 7, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Reading skills? English, you mean? Isn’t that racist?

dogsoldier on August 8, 2013 at 12:34 PM