We already knew that several branches of Planned Parenthood have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to serve as Obamacare “navigators,” defined as “an in-person resource for Americans who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling” in Obamacare insurance plans. National Review reports that another such navigator is a group started by ACORN founder Wade Rathke.
Federal funding of ACORN-related groups was banned in 2009 after the organization was caught on video by James O’Keefe coaching people in illegal activities. Fox News reports:
The government has given out $67 million in Navigator grants to help with the controversial rollout of ObamaCare. It was not clear if Local 100 got a grant of its own, but it has set up a help center with Southern United Neighborhoods, a charity founded in March 2010 with many former ACORN members, to enroll people in ObamaCare. Southern United Neighborhoods received a Navigator grant of $486,123.
That $486,123 was for the Louisiana branch of Southern United Neighborhoods, which also won grant money for its branches in Arkansas ($270,193) and Texas ($600,678).
Rathke hasn’t tweeted much about Obamacare aside from links to his blog, where we learned Oct. 1 that “once you answer the first simple questions and enter your information, you will get a real-time, meaning virtually immediate, response if you are enrolling on-line.” Sounds great! Where do we sign up? Oh.