Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 12 other Republican lawyers-in-chief are raising concerns about “navigators” hired to help folks enroll in the healthcare exchanges that open later this year.
Morrisey and his compatriots say the navigators aren’t receiving adequate training to protect enrollees’ private information.
While U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rules promise to protect data, the attorneys general say those rules “lack clarity.”
But as you can read in today’s Daily Mail, proponents of Obamacare say Morrisey’s concerns are only an attempt to scare people away from using the healthcare exchanges.
In other news…
- West Virginia Radio says reports last week about their contract bids for West Virginia University’s Tier 3 broadcasting rights were incorrect.Bid documents obtained last week by the Daily Mail show WVU would net an additional $5.7 million over the next 10 years through a partnership with West Virginia Radio, but the company says the true value of the proposal is in excess of $71 million. That’s still lower than successful bidder IMG College, however, who is promising the university $86.5 million.
- A group of 19 lawmakers will travel to North Dakota this week for meetings about that state’s oil and natural gas trust fund. The trip will cost about $24,500, Senate President Jeff Kessler said.