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What a coincidence: ACORN founder’s organization serving as Obamacare navigators

By Doug Powers  •  October 17, 2013 11:35 PM

**Written by Doug Powers


There was $67 million doled out in Obamacare navigator grants, and the organization below doesn’t appear on the list of “navigators” receiving that money. The other options are that they are being subcontracted, or that they’re doing it out of the goodness of their hearts. You decide:

A community organization established by Wade Rathke, founder of ACORN, will be participating in a “navigator” drive aiding people attempting to sign up for health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a Fox News report. The organization, United Labor Unions Council Local 100, is based in New Orleans and was created by Rathke after ACORN went bankrupt amidst widespread scandal.

United Labor Unions Council Local 100’s website links to ACORN International, another offshoot of the now defunct ACORN, on their website.
Though Local 100 is not officially related to ACORN, former ACORN administrators, including Wade Rathke and Bertha Lewis, have reconstituted the scandal-plagued community-organizing group in the form of a multiplicity of local organizations.

The Obamacare site at HealthCare.gov includes this option:


Your ACORN-ish “navigator” will no doubt be happy to assist you with that. It’s probably the only part of the website that actually works.

**Written by Doug Powers

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