Union Workers And Community Activists Line Up For $20-$48 Per Hour Obamacare Navigator Jobs

The federal government is ready to hire thousands of community activists, health care providers and union workers to serve as Obamacare “navigators.” I guess they figure that with a new system mapped out like this people are going to need some help. But still, why are community organizers and union workers getting preferential treatment for these jobs that pay between $20 and $48 per hour?

Tens of thousands of health care professionals, union workers and community activists hired as “navigators” to help Americans choose Obamacare options starting Oct. 1 will be paid up to $48 an hour, more than six times the federal minimum wage of $7.25, according to new regulations issued Wednesday.

The 63-page rule covering navigators, drawn up by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, also said the government will provide free translators for those not fluent in English — no matter what their native language is. (Read More)

In California alone they want hire over 20,000 of these navigational workers, and Planned Parenthood and ACORN workers will be eligible. I guess that’s what they had in mind when they mentioned health care professionals. I wonder where they fit in on this horrific chart?

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Update: Linked by iOwnTheWorld – thanks!