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On Controversy surrounds Lawrence navigator for Affordable Care Act


Chelsea Kapfer 4 years, 5 months ago

This article saddens me. Just because someone has some financial problems in their life does not disqualify them for a job. I, like many others, have fallen behind on bills for whatever reason. Life is hard, especially as a single mom! Let her make her living and raise her family. Certainly there are more important issues at hand than this womans personal financial problems.

Seth Peterson 4 years, 4 months ago

Considering you've never made a post with factual content in it. . .

Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 5 months ago

Am I understanding this right? She wrote a check for the amount she owned at the hospital and it bounced? Would not that amount be a felony? Would not it have been better for her to explain to them why she could not pay and set up a payment plan?

I believe that if anyone else had a wrote a fraudulent check for this amount they would now be in prison. One more example of my confusion in how the law is enforced.

Frank McGuinness 4 years, 5 months ago

"I'm for health-care reform, but it has to be done right" Kevin, While you may support health care reform the problem is that your party or parties have either thwarted the attempts at past reform (see Bill Clinton) or avoided them entirely (See George W Bush and H.W., Reagan) even when they had the all 3 branches of gov't and the ability to pass reform. Healthcare in the hands of conservatives would likely be kicked down the road for another century if left up to them or never addressed at all. Fortunately for Americans, President Obama took on the status quo and delivered. Is it perfect or will it be, not hardly. So you can complain all you like about the ACA but you have had your opportunities to make it "your" way and that time has passed. At this juncture not only is it the law of the land but as time goes on more and more Americans find themselves happy with portions or a majority of the law and its repeal is not only unlikely but in a decade or less it will be untouchable like Social Security or Medicare.

Paul R Getto 4 years, 5 months ago

Verbal "sluggouts?" LOL. Groanie will next challenge you to a bar fight. He's worried about his legacy, I guess. Ignore the trolls, even when they name themselves,

Frank McGuinness 4 years, 5 months ago

Well For one, they at a minimum had opportunities to address the issue and failed to do so. Also both democrats and republicans support the repeal of preexisting conditions, extending the age to 26 for youth, exchange marketplace and other important parts of the law so I doubt Democrats would have blocked a bill containing those portions. Actually the primary part that Republicans dislike is the individual mandate so its wholly incorrect to think that democrats would have blocked a bill containing the previous portions I listed.

Comparing the approval of Slavery laws to giving someone healthcare isn't even a debatable topic.

While Medicare or Social Security may be unsustainable the ACA has already reduced our budget deficit and those savings are even used in GOP sponsored bills at the same time they attempt to repeal the bill.

Bob Forer 4 years, 5 months ago

Kevin, please explain to me why in the world you would pick on a person you probably haven't even met and embarrass them publically to attempt to prove a poltiical position. All of us are human beings and make mistakes in our lives. The private financial affairs of one individual has abolutely no bearing on an issue affecting the entire country. Have you no decency?

Richard Heckler 4 years, 5 months ago

This whole mess probably developed through the Sam Brownback family of unethical politicians in an effort to further complicate signing up for Obamacre in Kansas.

Why would the Daily Caller or Slade have any reason to be following any history on this person? This is outrageous and unacceptable behavior.

I say people from the Sam Brownback family of unethical politicians created this unfortunate mess for this person.

The unethical spot light should be focused on the Sam Brownback and Kobach 24/7. Look at how the national GOP behaves and we know Sam Brownback is from Washington,D.C.

If the GOP can't win the issues which is often they go for character assassination no matter what.

Fire the Sam Brownback administration! Kansas cannot afford a republican administration!

Richard Heckler 4 years, 5 months ago

Leave this person alone. Let her get back to work!

John Graham 4 years, 5 months ago

Ms. Wells stated she was unaware of the warrant until contacted by the reporter. If you review the information from the Shawnee County Court it is quite clear she is not telling the truth. Many jobs I have had required me to list any legal issues I had in the present or past. Failure to document such information would be grounds for termination. Yes her issues were with personal finances that she was apparently unable to manage, I think such information is pertinent to a job that involves helping the public with healthcare financial issues. I am not saying she would steal, but if she is unable to manage her own financial affairs what makes us think she would do any better when managing others healthcare financial matters?

John Graham 4 years, 5 months ago

Click on the highlighted $5236.59 dollar amount in the article where it mentions the warrant. It will take you to info about the Shawnee County Court case. Read it. She posted $50 bond in 7/12 and $100 bond in 8/12. So clearly she knew of this issue.

Richard Heckler 4 years, 5 months ago

Cut the political back stabbing and character assassination of this person. Clearly she wants to work and needs the money. I'm not sure why the LJW thought this to be newsworthy.

Dirty politics straight from the Brownback camp..... the bottom line.

Leave this person alone. Let her get back to work!

Why would the Daily Caller or Slade have any reason to be following any history on this person? This is outrageous and unacceptable behavior. There was no reason and only because some right wing Obamacare haters thought it best to smear this person...... talk about low down and dirty.

John Graham 4 years, 5 months ago

There is no character assassination. The statements in the article are facts found on public records.

Richard Heckler 4 years, 5 months ago

You want mis-information? Slade and Daily Caller are two reliable sources 24/7.

Richard Heckler 4 years, 5 months ago

None of this was or is necessary. She was hired to do a job simple as that. Once this was presented in the public chat board and newspapers it becomes character assassination. This is none of the public's business simple as that.

It is a tool to get in the way of Obamacare which is part of the Brownback, ALEC and Tea Party platform. The right wing of Kansas is against Obamacare coming to Kansas. This faction is also against Medicaid,Medicare and Social Security Insurance.

This faction is also against Public Education.

Rosilyn Wells was hired to do a job. Let her do her job and feed her family. The people who hired Rosilyn Wells were pleased with her qualifications so let this woman get on with it.

Obamacare is for Kansas consumers which offers better coverage and consumer protection than the previous status quo by a long shot.

John Graham 4 years, 5 months ago

While I have written against hiring navigators without background checks, I am NOT as you suggest against public education, social security, Medicaid or medicare. I am not a member of the tea party, ALEC, or a fan of Brownback. Just because someone has an opinion on one issue does not mean you can pigeon hole them on all topics.

Richard Heckler 4 years, 5 months ago

Talk about a mess. How about this grand scheme which is likely outright fraud?

Health insurers have forced consumers to pay billions of dollars in medical bills that the insurers themselves should have paid, according to a report released yesterday by the staff of the Senate Commerce Committee.

Insurers make paperwork confusing because "they realize that people will just simply give up and not pursue it" if they think they have been shortchanged, Potter said.

More on this story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/24/AR2009062401636.html

The country needs more federal regulators to keep an eye on this industry.

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