Obamacare Navigators

  • Aired:  09/19/13
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Republican lawmakers in Florida restrict Obamacare navigators because they might steal the identity of the uninsured poor. (3:12)

IMPLEMENTING THE PRESIDENT'SPLAN ARE THE SO-CALLED

OBAMACARE NAVIGATORS.

NOW WHAT DOES AN OBAMACARENAVIGATOR DO?

SO YOU'RE ASKING WITH WHATDOES AN OBAMACARE NAVIGATOR

DO?

>> Stephen: YES, I AM.

>> THEY HELP UNINSUREDRESIDENTS SIGN UP FOR THE

STATE'S EXPANDED INSURANCEPROGRAM.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU,ON.

THEY HELP YOU LEARN ABOUTOBAMACARE.

THAT'S WHY REPUBLICANLAWMAKERS ARE RESTRICTING

AND REGULATING HEALTH CARENAVIGATORS IN 16 DATES.

IN 16 STATES.

THEY ARE WITHHOLDINGINFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC.

AND NO ONE IS WORKING HARDERTO KEEP THEIR CITIZENS IN

THE DARK THAN THE SUNSHINESTATE.

JIM?

>> TENSION OVER HOW TOIMPLEMENT THE AFFORDABLE

CARE AGO OR O BARAR-- OBAMACARE APPEARS TO

BE SURFACING AGAIN INFLORIDA.

THIS TIME IT HAS TO DO WITHTHE SO-CALLED FAV GATORS WHO

ARE SUPPOSED TO HELP PEOPLEWADE THROUGH THE SYSTEM TO

SIGN FOR HEALTH COVERAGE.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OFHEALTH IS SAYING THAT THOSE

NAVIGATORS CAN'T OPERATEINSIDE COUNTY HEALTH

DEPARTMENT OFFICES.

>> THE STATE DEPARTMENT OFHEALTH PUT OUT A NOTICE

SAYING NAVIGATOR ITSCOULDN'T, QUOTE, CONDUCT

ACTIVITIES ON THE GROUNDS OFTHE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

>> Stephen: YES, WE NEED TOKEEP THE HEALTH CARE

NAVIGATORS AWAY FROM THEUNINSURED.

BECAUSE SHOULDN'T THE SEARCHFOR HEALTH CARE REALLY BE

MORE ABOUT THE JOURNEY?

(LAUGHTER)BESIDES, BESIDES, FOLKS,

JUST WHO ARE THESE NAVIGATORS?

THEY COULD BE DANGEROUS.

I MEAN JUST LISTEN FLORIDAATTORNEY GENERAL AND

FRIEND'S MOM YOU HAD A CRUSHON PAM BONDI.

>> THESE NAVIGATORS WILLHELP OUR CONSUMERS

THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY MOSTPERSONAL AND PRIVATE

INFORMATION.

TAX RETURN INFORMATION,SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION,

AND OUR BIGGEST FEAR, OFCOURSE, IS IDENTITY THEFT.

>> Stephen: YES, THESENAVIGATOR KOS STEAL THE

IDENTITY OF THE UNINSUREDPOOR.

THAT COULD RUIN THEIR CREDITRATING.

THAT'S WHY FLORIDA ISPUTTING ANOTHER SAFEGUARD

AGAINST THE POOR LEARNINGABOUT OBAMACARE.

WHILE HEALTH CENTRES CANACCEPT BROCHURES AND OTHER

OUTREACH MATERIAL ABOUTINSURANCE, THE MATERIALS

WILL ONLY BE DISTRIBUTED IFSOMEONE ASKS FOR IT.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

YOU CAN ONLY ASK FOR THEMATERIAL THAT WILL INFORM

YOU ABOUT THE PROGRAM IF YOUKNOW ABOUT THE PROGRAM

ENOUGH TO ASK FOR THEMATERIAL.

THEN, THEN-- (APPLAUSE)

>> THEN YOU JUST HAVE TOFILL OUT THE MOBIUS FORM.

HOPEFULLY, FOLKS, HOPEFULLYONE OF THESE PLANS WILL KILO

BAMACARE, IF NOT, I GUESSREPUBLICANS CAN JUST VOTE TO

REPEAL IT AGAIN AND YES, IKNOW THEY'VE ALREADY TRIED

THAT 41 TIMES, BUT YOU KNOWWHAT THEY SAY, IF AT FIRST

YOU DON'T SUCCEED TRY, TRY,TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY,

TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY,TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY,

TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY,TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY,

TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY, TRYAGAIN.

AND IF THAT FAILS, TRY, TRY,TRY, TRY, TRY, TRY,

TRY-- WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

TRI, TRI, TRI, TRI, TRI,TRI, TRI,

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