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Undercover Video Reportedly Shows Health Care Navigators Encouraging People To Lie

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Kristine Frazao
Reported: Nov. 13, 2013 5:25 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 13, 2013 11:15 PM EST

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During the push to get people to sign up people for Obamacare, an undercover video has surfaced that allegedly shows people hired to help folks sign up for coverage and encouraging them to lie about their income to get larger subsidies.

Sinclair National Correspondent Kristine Frazao reports that a video from conservative activist James O'Keefe shows workers and navigators at a Dallas site run by the National Urban League.

It appears navigators were encouraging people to lie in the process of signing up for Obamacare benefits.

The video is clearly edited and O'Keefe has been criticized for deceiving the public in the past, and was forced to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit related to another video he released.

Still, the Urban League has fired one person as a result of the video and suspended three others.

Many people may be confused about who health care navigators are and not realize that some groups have received grants to employ them.

To see a state-by-state list of which groups received grants to employ navigators visit
here



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