IBD: “Think NSA Spying Is Bad? Here Comes ObamaCare Hub”

John Merline at Investor’s Business Daily reports that the Obamacare Hub will collect data on almost all working age Americans and share it with seven other federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.

“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.”

“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.”

“And what sort of data will be “routed through” the Hub? Social Security numbers, income, family size, citizenship and immigration status, incarceration status, and enrollment status in other health plans, according to the HHS.”

The complete article by John Merline can be read @ http://news.investors.com/062513-661264-obamacare-database-hub-creates-privacy-nightmare.htm

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