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People gather for information during a Planned Parenthood Affordable Care Act outreach event for the Latino community in Los Angeles, California September 28, 2013. (REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn) People gather for information during a Planned Parenthood Affordable Care Act outreach event for the Latino community in Los Angeles, California September 28, 2013. (REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn)  

Obamacare exchange paying Planned Parenthood employees to enroll people in plans

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Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

California’s Obamacare exchange Covered California is paying Planned Parenthood employees for each person that they enroll in Obamacare.

“Certified Enrollment Entities are paid a flat-fee of $58 per successful application and $25 per successful annual renewal. The Enrollment Entities compensate the individual Enrollment Counselors,” according to California Health Benefit Advisers.

Thirty-eight different Planned Parenthood clinics in the state are listed as certified enrollment entities, according to state exchange records.

Twenty-three affiliates of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. are certified to earn money for enrolling people in Obamacare. Eight affiliates of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino are also certified, in addition to five affiliates of Planned Parenthood of SB, Ventura and SLO Counties, and two affiliates of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.

Certified Enrollment Entities can include “non-profit community organizations,” labor unions, tax preparers, community clinics, and other kinds of groups.

Enrollment counselors earn an additional $58 fee if their enrollee adds a dependent, such as a child.

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