Well, isn’t this lovely? A non-profit “community development” firm sued by the federal government eighteen months ago for fraud is now one of the contractors the federal government is using to sign people up for Obamacare. People might want to know who they’re giving their private information to.
The New York Post reports that Seedco, a New York-based firm, was sued by the federal government in 2012 for falsifying more than a fifth of 6,500 job placements under a $22.2 million federally funded contract.
Now Seedco is back, this time joining with the currently closed government to train “patient navigators” so that they can assist health insurance seekers maneuver through the labyrinthine maze that is Obamacare. On this go-round Seedco is partnering with dozens of New York agencies, including the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Food Bank for New York City, and the Chinese American Planning Council. It has also signed contracts with agencies in Georgia and Tennessee, from which states it will receive $2.1 million and $1.2 million respectively. (Read More)
Of course, Seedco says that they got rid of all of the bad apples. I’m not buying it. Then again, I suppose we’re all being forced to buy it with our tax dollars. Let’s just hope they won’t have access to the Obamacare data hub.
Update: Linked by The Other McCain – thanks!