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Move over NSA, here comes the Obamacare Big Brother database

Posted By admin On July 21, 2013 @ 6:12 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

James S. Robbins
Rare [1]
July 21, 2013

Would you trust thousands of low-level Federal bureaucrats and contractors with one-touch access to your private financial and medical information? Under Obamacare you won’t have any choice.

As the Obamacare train-wreck begins to gather steam, there is increasing concern in Congress over something called the Federal Data Services Hub. The Data Hub is a comprehensive database of personal information being established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement the federally facilitated health insurance exchanges. The purpose of the Data Hub, according to a June 2013 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report [2], is to provide “electronic, near real-time access to federal data” and “access to state and third party data sources needed to verify consumer-eligibility information.” In these days of secret domestic surveillance by the intelligence community [3]rogue IRS officials and state tax agencies using private information for political purposes [4], and police electronically logging every license plate that passes by [5], the idea of the centralized Data Hub is making lawmakers and citizens nervous.

They certainly should be; the potential for abuse is enormous. The massive, centralized database will include comprehensive personal information such as income and financial data, family size, citizenship and immigration status, incarceration status, social security numbers, and private health information. It will compile dossiers based on information obtained from the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration, the Office of Personnel Management, the Social Security Administration, state Medicaid databases, and for some reason the Peace Corps. The Data Hub will provide web-based, one-stop shopping for prying into people’s personal affairs.

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[1] Rare: http://rare.us/story/move-over-nsa-here-comes-the-obamacare-big-brother-database/

[2] according to a June 2013 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-601

[3] secret domestic surveillance by the intelligence community: http://rare.us/story/suppose-the-nsa-stopped-and-searched-every-car/

[4] rogue IRS officials and state tax agencies using private information for political purposes: http://rare.us/story/who-had-access-to-the-irs-tea-party-database-and-what-did-they-do-with-it/

[5] police electronically logging every license plate that passes by: http://rare.us/story/they-see-you-coming-and-going/

[6] How Big Brother watches your every move: http://www.prisonplanet.com/how-big-brother-watches-your-every-move.html

[7] ‘Big Brother’ warning over Government database that records EVERY phone call and e-mail in Britain: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-brother-warning-over-government-database-that-records-every-phone-call-and-e-mail-in-britain.html

[8] Prepare for zero privacy: NSA spying is nothing compared to upcoming Obamacare data collection efforts: http://www.prisonplanet.com/prepare-for-zero-privacy-nsa-spying-is-nothing-compared-to-upcoming-obamacare-data-collection-efforts.html

[9] Obamacare will share personal health info with federal, state agencies: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamacare-will-share-personal-health-info-with-federal-state-agencies.html

[10] Big Brother database recording all our calls, texts and e-mails will ‘ruin British way of life’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-brother-database-recording-all-our-calls-texts-and-e-mails-will-ruin-british-way-of-life.html

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