Sebelius: We Followed Lead of States in Allowing Felons To Become Navigators

‘We did write the requirements for the navigators that very much mirror what many states have in place for license insurance agents’

ISAKSON: "In the state of Georgia, my state has been so concerned about the risk on information that they have made it a requirement that every navigator have a criminal background check. In reference to a question that was asked by somebody previously, don't you think there should be a similar requirement nationwide by your department, to see to it no navigator gets private information unless they've had a background check?"
SEBELIUS: "Well sir, first of all, there are probably 45,000 agents and brokers who have been trained on the Affordable Care Act, and are very much part of the process of reaching out to individuals. Secondly, we did write the requirements for the navigators that very much mirror what many states have in place for license insurance agents, and then added a provision that states could indeed add additional requirements. Some have chosen to, and some have not."
ISAKSON: "Would you object to a statute that would require them to have background checks?"
SEBELIUS: "At this point, I think if that's the will of Congress, we'd certainly take a look at that."

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