Obamacare’s Database and Patient Navigators: The Death of Privacy

Written by Marilyn Assenheim on July 24, 2013

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) seems to agree. From a letter to Kathleen Sebelius: “The standards proposed by your department could result in a convicted felon receiving federal dollars and gaining access to confidential taxpayer information…” He added that Healthcare enrollment was more complex than registering to vote. Apparently, HHS had already thought of that. The two are inextricably combined. Thanks to the true purpose of Obamacare, to provide Democrats with a permanent voting base, voter registration is a function of the navigator’s job; one cannot be offered Obamacare without a guided, voter registration harangue.

And now HHS, because of the train wreck that Obamacare is proving itself to be, is floating the notion that their ACORN wannabees are going to be deployed before training, such as it is, is completed. These uneducated, spanking-new federal employees, will be earning $20-$48 per hour. Much more than their equals earn in the private sector.

John Fund quoted Congressman Paul Ryan as having said “Giving community organizers access to the Federal Data Hub is bad policy and potentially a danger to civil liberties…” Congressman Ryan bypassed the obvious conclusion. Having a Federal Data Hub is, by itself, an unconscionable invasion of private liberty. Once upon a time, it would have been recognized as such.

Image: Rémy Cogghe (1854–1935); Current location: Musée d’Art et d’Industrie de Roubaix; public domain

Topics: Obamacare, Privacy, Database, Patient Navigators, Federal Data Hub

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Marilyn Assenheim
Marilyn Assenheim was born and raised in New York City. She spent a career in healthcare management although she probably should have been a casting director. Or a cowboy. A serious devotee of history and politics, Marilyn currently lives in the NYC metropolitan area.