Sunday, July 21, 2013

Move over NSA, here comes the Obamacare Big Brother database

James Robbins on the massive Federal Data Hub the Obamacare Navigators will use to recruit people into Obamacare.  Access to our Medical Records will be handed over to Political Activists outside the supervision of Civil Service regulations.  This makes NSA look like really small stuff.

….the hacker threat is the least of the Data Hub worries. The hub will be used on a daily basis by so-called Navigators, which according to the GAO are “community and consumer-focused nonprofit groups, to which exchanges award grants to provide fair and impartial public education” and “refer consumers as appropriate for further assistance.” Thousands of such people will have unfettered access to the Data Hub, but there are only sketchy guidelines on how they will be hired, trained and monitored. Given the slap-dash, incoherent way Obamacare is being implemented the prospect for quality control is low. And the Obama administration’s track record of sweetheart deals, no-bid, sole-source contracting and other means of rewarding people with insider access means the Data Hub will be firmly in the hands of trusted White House loyalists.

So if you think the IRS targeting Tea Party groups was bad, just wait for the Obamacare Navigators to be unleashed. “Trust us,” the administration says, no one will abuse the Data Hub. Sure, because that has worked out so well in the past.

Move over NSA, here comes the Obamacare Big Brother database | Rare

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