U.S. Sen. John Cornyn on Tuesday called for axing the Affordable Care Act’s “navigator” program that uses federal dollars to pay for workers to sign people up for health insurance. Cornyn, a vocal opponent of the health insurance law, cited a video by a conservative activist attempting to show fraud by federally funded workers in North Texas.
James O’Keefe, founder of the nonprofit Project Veritas, had investigators use hidden cameras to visit offices of the National Urban League in Dallas and Irving, where federally funded “navigators” worked to sign people up for health insurance under the law known as “Obamacare.” The navigators, who were funded by a $376,000 federal grant, appeared to tell an investigator to lie about his income in order to maximize the amount of federal subsidies he could get.
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