I'm not sure how Anne Packham was "certified" to be a health care navigator in Florida, but somehow Florida local TV station WKMG found her to interview about why credit scores are part of Florida's application process. In this interview and also in one published in the Orlando Sentinel on Wednesday, she mentions credit scores as part of the application process. Note her response here and also in the video above:
Q. I recently moved from California to Florida. All my financial data are based on when I lived in California, but I am now a Florida resident. Will the recent move impact the verification and enrollment process?
A. Florida is using the federal marketplace, so your financial information will follow you. It's based on your federal tax returns from last year and your credit history, regardless of where you live.
At the end of his story about the HealthCare.gov website being overloaded during the first week, reporter Louis Bolden warned his audience that there were other reasons to be concerned about the law.
“I understand that one of the concerns is actually about credit scores, people are being asked to show their credit score when signing up,” the anchor pointed out.
“That’s right, Lisa, it is asking you to show your credit score — it is required,” Bolden said. “And we were told if you have a low credit score, it could effect what you pay for premiums.”