Telemarketing Calls and Spam Mail to Skyrocket Under Obamacare

Taxpayer-funded workers are paid based on the number of Americans they enroll in gov’t health program

Kit Daniels
September 26, 2013

Under Obamacare, unsolicited sales calls and spam mail will increase exponentially as taxpayer-funded workers are paid based on the number of Americans they can enroll into the government health program.

The government is granting non-profit organizations millions of dollars to hire Obamacare “Navigators” and “Assisters” who will guide Americans in the federally-sponsored insurance exchanges.

In a letter to HHS, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce mentioned that one Navigator grant recipient promised to make 240,000 ‘robocalls’ to encourage people to enroll in Obamacare.

Typically used in telemarketing, robocalls deliver a recorded message to random phone numbers in a process well-described as “robotic spam.”

Telemarketing by Navigators and Assisters has been labeled “inappropriate” by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) yet the agency has not informed Congress or the American people about “any measures it has taken to prevent inappropriate marketing practices,” according to thelatest staff report by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

This report also acknowledged that in some states, Navigators and Assisters are paid based on the amount of Americans they enroll into Obamacare, effectively turning them into taxpayer-funded salespeople who work on commission.