News

Lawmakers Call for Audit of Navigators

Lawmakers Call for Audit of Navigators

Two state representatives who are running for Congress want an audit of one facet of the Affordable Care Act. State Reps. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) and Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) want the Illinois Department of Insurance to audit the allocation of $36 million for 1,200 “navigators” to help people find insurance.

Bost says he’s not trying to be an obstructionist. “It’s (for) accountability as it’s going on. Nothing in this resolution says stop continuing implementing the federal act,” he says. “Nothing in this says we stop teaching people through these navigators on how to be involved and how to sign up. We want a line-item-by-line-item detail, so we know where this is going.”

Specific problems have not come up in Illinois. “As we’ve seen around the country, there (have) been some abuses,” says Senger. “California is an example where 40 navigators had felony records.”

Bost and Senger are Republicans trying to oust incumbent U.S. Reps. William L. Enyart (D-Belleville) and Bill Foster (D-Naperville), respectively.

 

 

Recent Headlines

4 hours ago in Local

Second Arrest Made in Rochester Homicide

Dewon Loman

One of two people that remained wanted after a deadly shooting incident late last month outside Rochester has been taken into custody.

4 hours ago in Local

President Obama’s Visit: The Day After

2-10-16 Obama Springfield

They're not done replaying the game films yet, but those involved in orchestrating Wednesday's presidential visit to Springfield say, for now, it was a fun and positive experience that went well.

4 hours ago in Local

Chicago Woman Charged with Supplying Gun to Niece

gun

Federal prosecutors say a Chicago woman has been indicted on charges that she supplied her 14-year-old niece with the handgun the girl allegedly used to kill another teen during an argument over a boy.

7 hours ago in Local

Par-a-Dice Cuts Staff, Blames Video Gaming

video gambling

Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria has announced announced they are laying off employees amidst a protracted slump in business.

7 hours ago in Local

Jury Sides with Illinois Man in Excessive Force Lawsuit

gavel2

Jurors in southern Illinois have found in a federal civil lawsuit that an Olney man was the victim of excessive force when law enforcement officers stopped him near Benton in April 2012.