Two weeks ago the left was manufacturing phony stories and goading gullible McDonald’s employees into staged protests in a pathetic attempt at securing $15 an hour for making burgers and fries. Now along comes middle class warrior Barack Obama offering up chump change trying to get people signed up for the governmental monstrosity nobody wants. Be assured there are no health benefits coming with it.
Are you feeling the change yet?
Working on a tight timeframe, Illinois is building an 800-person army of temporary workers to help people sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
The “in-person counselor” jobs, located in every corner of the state, range from a $9-an-hour part-time evening job in Clinton County to a $45,000-a-year project coordinator position in Chicago for someone with experience in community organizing and public speaking.
The workers will help consumers apply for coverage, and will answer questions and explain differences between the insurance policies offered on the new online marketplace. They will help consumers figure out if they’re eligible for Medicaid or for new tax credits that will help many people pay for coverage.
So what will probably be an army of homeless crackheads will be explaining the wondrous joys of ObamaCare. Wonderful. The “army” is a bit depleted, however, only managing to scare up 120 people so far.
Each in-person counselor must complete state and federal training and a fingerprint-based background check to become certified by the Illinois Department of Insurance. The training involves one day of online work and two days of in-person education.
Wow, three whole days? Hope they can manage.