Another seemingly mendacious defense of Obamacare. Congressman Jackie Speier (D, CA) decries objections to unqualified or even unvetted Obamacare “Navigators” having access to individual Americans’ health and financial data. Speier dismisses the concerns as just a
systematic effort by some Republican state officials to obstruct implementation of the Affordable Care Act[.]
She’s joined by HHS spokesman Brian Cook, who insists,
The navigator program is similar to Medicare counselors, which have existed for years and never faced this kind of criticism from Congress. The shameful and unprecedented attempt by some in Congress to bully and intimidate these private organizations is clearly an ideologically driven attempt to prevent uninsured Americans from gaining health coverage.
Never mind that personal medical and financial data weren’t so easily hacked into when Medicare was being gutsed up. Hey, stuff happens, and we should just live with it.
Wrong. These people know stuff happens, and they should be getting in the way of it, not excusing it.