#Obamacare State Exchanges Infected by Criminals
In the latest of a series of stories exposing infestation of the Obamacare state exchanges by criminals and Democrat operatives, it was reported in the Denver Post last week that a director of Connect for Health Colorado was placed on administrative leave after being indicted for stealing from a former employer in Montana. Other officials at the state health exchange claim to have vetted Christa Ann McClure prior to placing her in the position at Connect for Health Colorado, but, not unlike the disastrous implementation of the Affordable Care Act, their vetting process appears to be slip-shod at best. McClure’s position as the director of Housing Montana’s Billings office placed her in a position of authority and sensitivity as well, but her embezzlement and mismanagement cost them tens of thousands of dollars. The charges against her are “very serious” and are related to significant and ongoing criminal activity on her part during her tenure in the Housing Montana job.
The Oregon Obamacare exchange, Cover Oregon, was given over $160 million by American taxpayers for its implementation, but reportedly has not successfully enabled even one person to gain insurance coverage through its website. There appears to be no accounting for the 160M and no explanation for the cause of the exchange’s repeated failures. U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R) of Oregon is pushing for a Congressional probe into the failed Oregon Obamacare exchange, and the mysterious use and/or disappearance of millions of taxpayer dollars.
Earlier this month the California Obamacare Exchange, Covered California, was exposed as having hired a platoon of criminals–31 and possibly more–with prior convictions from crimes ranging from “harm to a child” to theft and embezzlement. The attitude of the directors at Covered California was blase’, with spokesman Dana Howard saying, “We don’t believe there is any heightened reason for consumers to be alarmed.” California requires no criminal background check for the Covered California hires, including the thousands of “navigators” whose primary role is to gain access to the personal data of “customers” as they help enroll them into the system.
Shortly following the disastrous Obamacare roll out–which is still a colossal mess–the intrepid James O’ Keefe conducted a journalistic sting exposing systemic corruption in the Texas Obamacare exchange network. Using legal but secret investigative techniques and video recordings, he found numerous instances of fraud, and illegal political operations. Brian Pendleton, a Democrat operative, hired to direct “Enroll America” in Texas, was eventually fired when O’Keefe exposed the Texas “navigators” as little more than liberal get-out-the-vote campaigners. Pendleton himself, was caught on video encouraging an undercover reporter to break election law by giving “navigators” access to state voter records. Several other Texas Obamacare navigators were fired in the wake of O’ Keefe’s expose’.
From the outset of Obamacare’s implementation, it’s been reported that firms and individuals with dubious records, have been hired by state exchanges as well as the federal offices (HHS) to recruit people into the massive ACA system. Dishonest procedural tactics were used by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in 2009 to pass Obamacare against the will of a majority of Americans, and corrupt people and practices are now being used to force it into our doctors’ offices and lives for the foreseeable future.
Barack Obama has broken his oath of office countless times, and relative to Obamacare, has unilaterally committed the impeachable offense of changing an existing law without the permission of Congress some 27 time–and counting. Ted Cruz describes the President’s actions as “lawless.” It is clear that the ACA is, by nature, extra-constitutional, unconstitutional, and so corrupt as having to depend on those who have no compunction about breaking the law, to implement it throughout the country. Government tyranny cannot be imposed on a population without help from some of its citizens. Those whose consciences have been dimmed by corruption, criminality, personal immorality, and the form of government worship that comes from generations of people voting themselves raises by robbing honest wage earners to support non-earners, are now in charge of one of the most massive pieces of legislation in our history, and as a result, a significant aspect of our lives.
On a personal note, I warned all of my friends and acquaintances who were considering signing up for Obamacare in their state exchanges, that the reality of exposing their personal data to Democrat operatives and “navigators” was not worth the temporary relief they would feel being “covered” by government-run insurance outfits. I hate to say I told you so, but as the Obamacare system groans and wavers under the weight of corruption and failed socialist ideas, I have to repeat…I TOLD YOU SO.
by Marjorie Haun 4/16/14
Tags: California Covered, Christa McClure, corruption, Covered for Health Colorado, criminal, Democrat operatives, embezzlement, James O'Keefe, missing millions, Obamacare, Oregon health exchange, Texas, theft
[…] Problems with state exchanges do not inspire confidence. People with criminal records and those under indictment for fraud have been hired. Oregon’s website has burned more than $100 million taxpayer dollars and it appears no one has sealed his or her insurance deal as of this date. […]