Monday, June 24, 2013

Next Will Be Federal Takeover of YOUR Medical Information

The NSA scandal shows that government surveillance is likely exceeding anything that most American voters would agree to. The truth is that we still know nothing of what's going on.  NSA shenanigans are probably just the tip of the iceberg.  I also am confident that the Federal government is trying to monitor and parse all of world's interbank financial transactions--in the name of terrorism of course.  There is no end to the mischief from a government with no management or real oversight and no budgetary restraints.

I say repeal the Patriot Act and kill the NSA warrantless surveillance program.

Oh, and repeal ObamaCare with it's imminent seizure of all of your medical information.

The scandal for 2014 will be the Federal government accessing medical records that ARE REQUIRED to be in electronic format (for ease of extraction into government bureaucrat's computers).

Just today, from Fox News comes a story of how the Republicans are challenging wholesale seizing of medical records in California
The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter Tuesday to acting  IRS Administrator Daniel Werfel requesting information about a 2011 agency search and seizure of as many as 60 million medical records from a California health care provider.
The letter follows a recent lawsuit regarding the legality of the seizure of more than 10 million American patients’ medical information while executing a warrant related to a former employee’s financial records, leaders of the Republican-led committee said.
The letter, which gives Werfel until June 25 to respond, cites a news report this year that states the unnamed health-care provider is now suing the IRS and 15 unnamed agents in California Superior Court and that the suit alleges the agents stole more than 60 million medical records from more than 10 million American patients during a search conducted March 11, 2011.

Death Panels Are Already Here

We got a glimpse of the "death panels" that Sarah Palin and others have warned about recently.  It was widely reported that the HHS department's head Kathleen Sibelius denied a new lung to a 10 year old girl on the verge of dying, reportedly saying, in essence, "some live, some die." The HHS runs that organ donor program.  Welcome to bureaucrat care.  Yeah, I understand that lungs are in short supply, but I'm just saying...

How comfortable are you, in light of the shenanigans from the IRS targeting people who disagree with the administration (about 1/2 the nation), that a conservative activist might be denied care?  How do you feel when government bureaucrats, with mal-intent, can review ALL of the medical information of someone like Rush Limbaugh?   It will so easy when the government has all of your medical information in databases.

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