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Obamacare to pay 'navigators' $20 to $48 an hour, provide free translators
The Washington Examiner ^ | Apri 3, 2013 | Staff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0careapplication; 0carenavigators; 0carenightmare; acorn; bankrupt; debt; obamacare; spending; translators

1 posted on 04/03/2013 11:49:18 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

oh my it never stops


2 posted on 04/03/2013 11:53:41 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Hojczyk
Why does this remind me of the Census?
3 posted on 04/03/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Hojczyk

Will they get health insurance?


4 posted on 04/03/2013 11:54:50 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

ping


5 posted on 04/03/2013 11:55:38 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.
/sarc


6 posted on 04/03/2013 11:57:24 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Hojczyk

Only Acorn people, and Community Organizers need apply.


7 posted on 04/03/2013 11:57:44 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


8 posted on 04/03/2013 11:57:54 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Hojczyk

21,000 * $20 * 40 * 52 = $873,600,000 per year.

Wonder who will get these positions?


9 posted on 04/03/2013 11:58:00 AM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: Hojczyk
community activists hired as "navigators"

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.

10 posted on 04/03/2013 12:09:36 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: NOVACPA

Obama sons and daughters I suppose or anyone who is unqualified and lacks knowledge about Obama care.


11 posted on 04/03/2013 12:12:00 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Hojczyk
This is an SEIU, Obama brown shirts, bonanza. Obama gets to employ many thousands of Democrat base, recruit more of the same, and redistribute more of the remaining nation's wealth to his supporters.
12 posted on 04/03/2013 12:12:11 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Hojczyk

Thank you, Chief Justice Roberts.


13 posted on 04/03/2013 12:13:28 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Truth29

Exactly so. But nearly all of Obama’s spending goes to benefit his constituents.


14 posted on 04/03/2013 12:14:52 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


15 posted on 04/03/2013 12:15:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Slyfox

There are at least a couple of important differences:
1. The census is required by the Constitution.
2. It is actually useful.


16 posted on 04/03/2013 12:16:12 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Hojczyk

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.


17 posted on 04/03/2013 12:18:52 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Hojczyk

Replacing the unions with government workers.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 12:19:01 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.”


19 posted on 04/03/2013 12:25:28 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Hojczyk
Cutting WH tours but employing community organizers at $48/hr. to push socialized medicine.

Got it.

20 posted on 04/03/2013 12:30:59 PM PDT by what's up
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To: AppyPappy

Yep, and those Stockton-style pensions...


21 posted on 04/03/2013 12:31:16 PM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: NOVACPA

11,000 * $20 * 2080 = $457,600,000

8,000 * $29 * 2080 = $482,560,000

2,000 * $48 * 2080 = $199,680,000

$1,139,840,000

Then add in overtime, retirement, health care, etc. Will each one get a car to go to their clients homes or businesses? The price tag could double that above.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 12:31:28 PM PDT by smoky415 (Follow the money)
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To: Hojczyk

Who will be training these “Navigators”?


25 posted on 04/03/2013 12:38:48 PM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Hojczyk

874 Million per year on CA alone if all of them earned the minimum of $20.00 per hour based on a 40 hour workweek.

Wow, if even half of the states needed that much we might be talking about real money...


26 posted on 04/03/2013 12:38:52 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: smoky415

Thanks, I didn’t have time to do a weighted average before, but yours looks good!


27 posted on 04/03/2013 12:40:37 PM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: NOVACPA

The bad part for them is a Republican Congress can cut them whenever they choose.


28 posted on 04/03/2013 12:40:55 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


29 posted on 04/03/2013 12:51:13 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Hojczyk

Unions and communist front groups (community organizers). Guess that about excludes all of us.

He’s using our money to pay his biggest supporters.

Had enough yet?


30 posted on 04/03/2013 12:54:15 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Hojczyk

Another jobs program for Obama-voters *only* plus they can keep their EBT cards and ObamaFones


31 posted on 04/03/2013 12:54:46 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing Joe Pine)
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To: Hojczyk; Liz; sickoflibs; Old Sarge
...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

Hey, ya gotta spread the money around to keep 'em votin' right...

More people vote for a living than work for a living - Marc Faber

32 posted on 04/03/2013 12:57:16 PM PDT by GOPJ (More people vote for a living than work for a living - Marc Faber)
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To: GOPJ

More people vote for a living than work for a living - Marc Faber

Absolutely!


33 posted on 04/03/2013 1:04:48 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Hojczyk

This is not about healthcare. It never has been. Its the destruction of our country. Our Congress should be tried for treason.


34 posted on 04/03/2013 1:12:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


35 posted on 04/03/2013 1:13:30 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: NOVACPA

I just scanned the entire document - they cite an average salary of $29.20, which would mean CA alone costing us $1,275,456,000 in base salary alone.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
45 CFR Part 155
[CMS-9955-P]
RIN 0938-AR75
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Functions: Standards for
Navigators and Non-Navigator Assistance Personnel


36 posted on 04/03/2013 1:28:07 PM PDT by smoky415 (Follow the money)
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To: Hojczyk

I bet they can work at home with computer the gov.con provides them with to navigate


37 posted on 04/03/2013 1:38:28 PM PDT by winodog
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
There are at least a couple of important differences:

I know, but I can't help but think that the people's reaction to being talked into an Obamascare Exchange will be similar to one of those government temporary workers leaving notes on people's doors and telling them how beneficial it is for everyone to be counted.

38 posted on 04/03/2013 2:10:17 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Hojczyk
ya gotta be sh!ttin me... talk about buying votes!!!
39 posted on 04/03/2013 2:46:35 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Hojczyk

The big “secret” of socialist programs is that a major portion of the money spent goes to bureaucrats.


40 posted on 04/03/2013 4:18:39 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: popdonnelly

What you just said.


41 posted on 04/03/2013 4:21:37 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Hojczyk

Sounds like reparations for the 70 IQ morons in the big, liberal cities.


42 posted on 04/03/2013 5:18:41 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

Like endless waves forever hitting the beach...

Will this madness ever be stopped? Insanity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


43 posted on 04/08/2013 9:57:36 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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