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Group says new undercover video shows health care navigators suggest lying

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A second video showing Obamacare navigators suggesting lying on IRS forms has emerged. 

Conservative activist group Project Veritas released a first video earlier this week featuring two north Texas clinics.

In the new video, Affordable Care Act outreach and enrollment specialist Claudia Flamand of the North Texas Area Community Health Center suggests the undercover applicant not report some of his income to the IRS. It's unclear what Flamand's status is currently, but the head of the clinic is defending her staff and their work.

The center's CEO, Dr. Liz Trevino, released a statement that says, in part:

"It's very unfortunate that someone came in to trick or defraud my staff.  We obviously take this very seriously, but before we take any action we need to have access to the full video to conduct a full investigation and learn what really occurred.

Our staff has gone through certified application counselor training and they are clear in their role. They do not present themselves as tax advisors and on any tax question they have to defer to what the consumer reports to the IRS."

The center advertises that it's one of Tarrant County's only federally qualified health clinics.

The first video that came out earlier this week featured two Urban League of greater Dallas offices, where workers were accused of telling applicants to lie to get a better insurance rate. One worker was fired, and three others were suspended.

The activist group says the third and final video will be released early next week.

Project Veritas says all of its Texas videos were shot in late October.

The undercover activist whose voice can be heard asking questions is Garland College student Lawrence Jones.

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