Skip to comments.Obamacare to pay 'navigators' $20 to $48 an hour, provide free translators
Posted on 04/03/2013 11:49:18 AM PDT by Hojczyk
Tens of thousands of health care professionals, union workers and community activists hired as "navigators" to help Americans choose Obamacare options starting Oct. 1 will be paid up to $48 an hour, more than six times the federal minimum wage of $7.25, according to new regulations issued Wednesday.
The 63-page rule covering navigators, drawn up by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, also said the government will provide free translators for those not fluent in English -- no matter what their native language is.
It is still not clear how many navigators will be required. California, however, provides a hint. It wants 21,000.
That could be an expensive proposition, since every one of them must be paid a minimum of $20 an hour. According to the new regulations, navigators and assistants will earn $20 an hour, while navigator project leaders will earn $29 an hour. Navigator senior executives will be paid $48 an hour.
The rules allow navigators to come from the ranks of unions, health providers and community action groups such as ACORN and Planned Parenthood. They are required to provide unbiased advice.
Some in Congress are already wary of the navigators. Louisiana Republican Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee, has raised questions about a voter registration provision in the Obamacare application Americans will have to fill out to receive health care, and whether Democratic-leaning activists will influence which party people choose to join.
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oh my it never stops
Will they get health insurance?
Congressional Report: Obamacare Leads to Skyrocketing Premiums, 200 Percent Possible http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obamacare-healthcare-reform-costs/2013/03/20/id/495564#ixzz2OBTgfnZ4
Study: Health overhaul to raise claims cost 32 percent http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HEALTH_OVERHAUL_COSTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-03-26-13-32-38
CBO ups health care cost projections http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/37081.html
Annual Medicare Fraud: $60 Billion; Annual Profits of Top Ten Insurance Companies: $8 billion http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/10/post_145.asp
this should help keep costs down.
Only Acorn people, and Community Organizers need apply.
One of the many problems with using translators in business discussions is that the translators don’t always give an accurate translation. The translator tells you what the translator thinks you need to know.
21,000 * $20 * 40 * 52 = $873,600,000 per year.
Wonder who will get these positions?
I met a community activist navigator once, through a friend. She charged a flat fee to educate people on how to circumvent rules and qualify for entitlements. When I asked her if what she was doing was legal, she told me it was no different than obtaining any other type of education. Don't be fooled by the moniker, it's nothing more than a hustler.
Obama sons and daughters I suppose or anyone who is unqualified and lacks knowledge about Obama care.
Thank you, Chief Justice Roberts.
Exactly so. But nearly all of Obama’s spending goes to benefit his constituents.
The hard part is acting surprised.
The combination of hard left ideology and the muscle of the Chicago political mob is the biggest threat to America ever in my view.
There are at least a couple of important differences:
1. The census is required by the Constitution.
2. It is actually useful.
Oh, good. Someone needs to tell Joe Klein at Time about this. He’s fretting about the implementation of 0Care. Maybe this will get his panties out of a wad.
Replacing the unions with government workers.
This is another temporary jobs program for Obama’s constituency, just as was the 2010 census. It has three purposes, one-to put some Obamabucks in their pockets to keep them loyal, two-to drive down the unemployment statistics for a couple of quarters and third-to have every one of these “helpers” tell the person sighing up, “I’ve got a voter registration card for you to sign, too.”
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