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Kent has noted today's Senate hearing at which a couple of witnesses were sufficiently impolite to point out that incarceration works better to tamp down crime than a stern lecture and rehab (see, as to the latter, any number of posts I wrote about Ms. Rehab, Lindsay Lohan).

Still, at some point almost all inmates will be released, and we need to find constructive things for them to do.  The Administration has found one.  Here are the first few paragraphs of the story:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted Wednesday that it was possible convicted felons could be hired as ObamaCare 'navigators,' giving them access to personal information like Social Security numbers and addresses of anyone signing up for the program.

Sebelius made the admission in an exchange with Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas., during a Senate Finance Committee hearing. It was the second time in a week Sebelius was on Capitol Hill, forced to defend the problem-plagued ObamaCare website.

"Isn't it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check," Cornyn asked her.

"That is true," Sebelius answered. "States could add in additional background checks and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement."

Cornyn pressed, "So a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them?"

Sebelius answered, "This is possible."


I trust our readers do not include Puritanical dorks who might object to a felon's getting their Social Security numbers.  Don't you people believe in second chances?



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