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Think Obama spying is bad now? You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet

by: DrJohn, Flopping Acesobamus-2

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.

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What could go wrong?

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Article here.
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Oh, I can think of a FEW things that could go wrong!

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» 18 Comments

  1. Menderman

    June 30th, 2013

     
  2. grayscape

    June 30th, 2013

    Nothing could go wrong…..and shockingly I can think of 3 conservative talk hosts who have no problem with gubmint data-mining.

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  3. Claudia

    June 30th, 2013

    Menderman … EXACTLY!

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  4. I M Simpleton

    June 30th, 2013

    Why do you think the big push for electronic health records and electronic prescriptions?

    Every diagnosis has a corresponding numerical code, they don’t have to physically pull your record. And every prescription will be sent electronically to the pharmacy. They don’t even need your records, they can figure out 90% of your health problems in a second if they know your prescriptions.

    “Oh, Mr Smith, I see you take Metoprolol and Plavix, but I see your record has a numerical code that indicates you still smoke”. He obviously won’t qualify for that heart catheterization, unless his voter registration is “D”.

    Cardiologists are already being hammered by Medicare for “unnecessary” heart caths…that depends how you define the word unnecessary.

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  5. Kevin R.

    June 30th, 2013

    Idea for novel:

    A dissident living in the near future United States suddenly finds himself a non-person – there is no record of him in the data base. All record of him him has been mysteriously wiped out.

    He is the new illegal alien. With no government data base to recognize him he is a total outcast that can do nothing, not even buy food.

    In this way the State kills many of the dissidents.

    But not this one. The story of one lone man against the leviathan.

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  6. reddecaesari

    June 30th, 2013

    @kevin

    but this story has a happy ending.
    he possesses skills long forgotten.
    like how to hold a hammer or sow a crop or birth a young un.

    back at leviathan central, heart surgeons are former walmart workers.

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  7. grayscape

    June 30th, 2013

    @Kevin – What if the US citizen became a controlled, documented slave working to provide for the new Uber-Citizen (illegals) who are under zero control, have access to huge benefits, and are truly free?

    Oh wait….that nightmare is real.

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  8. not the droid you seek

    June 30th, 2013

    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.

    Oh, for crying out loud. Why not put it in charge of the military too and name it Skynet?

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  9. Dr. Tar

    June 30th, 2013

    @Menderman That video was spot on. What a Brave New World we are moving towards.

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  10. TheFineReport.com

    June 30th, 2013

    Obamacare has little to do with healthcare, and mostly to do with enabling fascism.

    The will not protect us, and that is why as a party, it is dead. Only the formation of a third party can save us.

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  11. TheFineReport.com

    June 30th, 2013

    Correction to above: The GOP will not protect us, and that is why as a party it is dead. Only the formation of a third party can save us.

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  12. Carlos The Jackal

    June 30th, 2013

    “history of the republic”

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  13. Carlos The Jackal

    June 30th, 2013

    With all this crap, the Republic is history, ya loon!

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  14. Major Mal function

    June 30th, 2013

    Surely a President whose entire path electoral victory consisted of illegally leaking sealed governmental records (except his own) wouldn’t abuse these sensitive records.

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  15. Major Mal function

    June 30th, 2013

    path to electoral victory

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  16. DaveVA

    June 30th, 2013

    @Menderman, that video gave me a headache. I think I would have put that phone thru a wall.

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  17. Dadof4

    June 30th, 2013

    Welcome to the Beast.

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  18. Blink

    June 30th, 2013

    Obamacare was created for the good health of tyrants not the good health of people living in the country.

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