Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Trusting the Navigators?

WSJ: "Role of Health-Law 'Navigators' Under Fire":
At a private briefing with federal officials last month, committee aides say they were told there would be no criminal background checks for navigators or requirements that they hold a high-school diploma.

"Because navigators and assisters will have access to personal and sensitive information such as Social Security numbers and tax returns, we believe they should be held to the same hiring standard as U.S. Census and [Internal Revenue Service] employees," who get Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks, wrote Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), the chairman of the committee, and two other Republican members in a letter to the department.
In light of recent events, perhaps the government "navigators" should be held to even higher standards than IRS employees.