The hyper-Orwellian National Security Agency database did not develop overnight, nor did it originate with the undocumented usurper currently occupying the people’s house. However, there is a new surveillance system currently evolving that can be laid at the feet of Barrack Hussein Obama: the Obamacare surveillance system.
The Obamacare surveillance system is growing as we speak, and it will be placed in the hands of the corrupt Internal Revenue Service extortion agency. It will gather:
- Applicant’s first and last name, middle initial.
- Mailing address or permanent residential address.
- Social Security number.
- Taxpayer status.
- Email address.
- Telephone number.
- Information that will verify the information provided by the individual/enrollee, that will enable a decision about an applicant’s eligibility.
- Citizenship or immigration status.
- Enrollment in federally funded minimum essential health coverage [e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, Federal Employees Health Benefit Program (FEHBP), Veterans Health Administration (Champ VA), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Department of Defense (TRICARE), Peace Corps].
- Incarceration status.
- Indian status.
- Enrollment in employer-sponsored coverage.
- Requests for accompanying documentation to justify receipt of individual responsibility exemptions, including membership in a certain type of recognized religious sect or healthcare-sharing ministry.
- Employer information.
- Status as a veteran.
- Limited health status information (pregnancy status, blindness, disability status).
- Household income, including tax return information from the IRS, income information from the Social Security Administration and financial information from other third-party sources.
- Applicant’s enrollment in a qualified health plan (QHP).
- Premium amounts and payment history.
- Name and address of the employer who uses the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchange.
- Number of employees of the employer who uses the SHOP exchange.
- Employer identification number.
- List of qualified employees.
- Tax ID numbers of qualified employees.
Once compiled, this data will be available to nine broad types of entities under what is called “Routine Use.” The “Routine Use” section of the Obamacare law says it will be used:
To disclose information to another Federal agency, agency of a State government, a non-profit entity operating an Exchange for a State, an agency established by State law, or its fiscal agent to (A) make eligibility determinations for enrollment in a QHP through an Exchange, insurance affordability programs, and certifications of exemption from the individual responsibility requirement, (B) to carry out the HIX Program, and (C) to perform functions of an Exchange described in 45 CFR 155.200, including notices to employers under section 1411(f) of the Affordable Care Act.
The danger then comes from corrupt government agencies and functionaries misusing the information to disparage political adversaries and deny people their rights. Already in New York, health records are being plundered and the information being used to violate 2nd Amendment rights and remove guns and concealed carry permits from people who have seen psychologists and psychiatrists, even if there is no evidence the patients were a danger to themselves or anyone else. This and the recent IRS Tea Party-targeting scandal are just two examples of what happens when agenda-driven unaccountable government functionaries and the criminal elected class get their hands on people’s information.
Hat Tip: Citizens’ Council For Health Freedom