Of course they don’t. If it was a requirement there wouldn’t be enough leftover ACORN miscreants to go around.
“So I want to ask you about the navigators,” said Senator John Cornyn at a hearing today on Capitol Hill. “The president is in Dallas, Texas today, touting the navigator program, which, as you know, are people who are hired to help people navigate the Affordable Care Act. But I would just like to ask you this question, if you would answer it: Isn’t it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check, even though they will receive personal — sensitive personal — information from the individuals they help to sign-up for the Affordable Care Act?”
“That is true,” said Sebelius. “States could add an additional background checks and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement.”
I’ve undergone numerous background checks over the years, even for volunteer roles at sporting events and things of that nature. For a monstrosity of a law with thousands of pages of requirements the notion this is an oversight defies belief. This clearly was intentional and it yet another in a long list of reasons this abomination must be scrapped entirely. It’s just amazing how much they keep finding out when they actually read the bill.
Displaying her trademark flexibility, Queen Kathleen ever claimed she might be willing to amend the law. Of course, that’ll never happen.
Sebelius told another GOP Senator, Johnny Isakson, of Georgia, that she would be willing to consider amending the law so that background checks are required.
“If that is the will of the Congress,” she said. “We’d certainly take a look at that.”
Sebelius said 45,000 “agents and brokers” have been trained to help consumers navigate the new health care law.