Think Obama spying is bad now? You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet
by: DrJohn, Flopping Aces
Allow me to introduce the Obamacare Federal Data Services Hub. It will eventually control your life. All of it.
The Health and Human Services Department earlier this year exposed just how vast the government’s data collection efforts will be on millions of Americans as a result of ObamaCare.
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., asked HHS to provide “a complete list of agencies that will interact with the Federal Data Services Hub.” The Hub is a central feature of ObamaCare, since it will be used by the new insurance exchanges to determine eligibility for benefits, exemptions from the federal mandate, and how much to grant in federal insurance subsidies.
And likely furnish democrats with tasty information on political opponents.
And wait until you see what it interfaces with:
In response, the HHS said the ObamaCare data hub will “interact” with seven other federal agencies: Social Security Administration, the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security, the Veterans Administration, Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Defense and — believe it or not — the Peace Corps. Plus the Hub will plug into state Medicaid databases.
The Peace Corps?
What sort of the data passes through this leviathan?
Social Security numbers, income, family size, citizenship and immigration status, incarceration status, and enrollment status in other health plans, according to the HHS.
And, you can bet your backside, your health information
“The federal government is planning to quietly enact what could be the largest consolidation of personal data in the history of the republic,” noted Stephen Parente, a University of Minnesota finance professor.
But you can trust us, says Obama.
Not to worry, says the Obama administration. “The hub will not store consumer information, but will securely transmit data between state and federal systems to verify consumer application information,” it claimed in an online fact sheet.
Then again, maybe not…
But a regulatory notice filed by the administration in February tells a different story.
What could go wrong?
Oh, I can think of a FEW things that could go wrong!