TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott has questions over a part of the new health care law that uses taxpayer-funded "navigators" to help sign up people for new insurance plans.
Scott has asked the Office of Insurance Regulation to brief him and the rest of the Cabinet on the issue at its next meeting Aug. 20 in Miami.
“We know that the ‘navigators’ will be taxpayer-funded employees hired to collect personal and financial information from Floridians," Scott said in a release. "What we do not know is how this information will be shared among federal agencies or if the federal government will also distribute it to outside groups. We know that navigators are not hired to determine eligibility for insurance but they will have Floridians’ personal data that will then be run through federal databases, including the IRS and agencies that track immigration status."
The other Cabinet members are Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.