AUSTIN — Attorney General Greg Abbott hinted strongly Tuesday that Texas may impose additional training and background checks on “navigators” hired under federal grants to help people sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.In case you're wondering, it's all so much hooey. Community organizations who have taken on the navigator role have been working with federal funding for years to help people access other social service programs. And have never been crooks. This isn't about privacy concerns. This isn't about protecting Texans. It's about trying to kill Obamacare. That means it's about denying health coverage to millions of Texans who are newly eligible for it.
A day before President Barack Obama was to meet with navigators in Dallas, Abbott said his office and the state Department of Insurance have found weaknesses in federal rules.
The flaws could allow criminals to obtain Texans’ personal financial and health information through navigator sloppiness, Abbott warned. Crooks themselves could become navigators, he said.
It's sabotage. Nothing else.