Just who are the Obamacare navigators taking personal information from people trying to sign up for health insurance? It's a question without an answer at this point but some are trying to get to the bottom of it.

Recall back in November when Sen. John Cornyn (TX) asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius if it were possible convicted felons could be hired as navigators.  The answer was less than reassuring:

Now, Jillian Kay Melchior of National Review is trying to get a better handle on what the real information is.  She and NR have made requests for information about navigators’ criminal records. Some have responded; others are stonewalling.  In New Mexico, records showed one in seven certified navigators turned up in the FBI’s criminal database. As Jillian writes:

As many as 31 states do not require background checks [for navigators].  Some...have passed legislation forbidding felons from working as navigators, and others require navigators to notify the state government if they have upcoming criminal proceedings, but oversight and enforcement of those requirements is minimal at best.


We talked with Jillian on the show this week to get further details on her investigation.  Here's the audio from our conversation:

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