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Privacy advocates fear massive fed health database
computerworld.com ^ | November 4, 2010 | Jaikumar Vijayan

Posted on 11/06/2010 2:42:12 PM PDT by goldendays

Privacy advocates fear massive fed health database U.S. Office of Personnel Management wants to collect data from three health programs Several privacy groups have raised alarms over plans by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to build a database that would contain information about the healthcare claims of millions of Americans.

The concerns have surfaced because the OPM has provided few details about the new database and because the data collected will be shared with law enforcement, third-party researchers and others. In a letter to OPM Director John Berry, the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and 15 other organizations asked the agency to release more details on the need for the database and how the data contained in it will be protected and used.

The OPM "should not create this massive database full of detailed individual health records without giving the public a full and fair chance to evaluate the specifics of the program," the letter cautioned. It also called upon the OPM to delay its proposed Nov. 15 launch date for the database because there was not enough time for independent observers to evaluate the proposal.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: database; health; healthcare; obamacare; program; socializedmedicine
data available for law enforcemen
1 posted on 11/06/2010 2:42:13 PM PDT by goldendays
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To: goldendays
The damn government shouldn't have any of this. They should take care of the fraud in the Medicare program and half the other programs.

Then there's the ILLEGALS....I won't call them immigrants because they are not!! They are criminals.

2 posted on 11/06/2010 2:46:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Dr. David Janda explains rationing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HnkxIh62dQ&feature=player_embedded


3 posted on 11/06/2010 2:48:53 PM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: goldendays
In addition to using the data for its own internal analysis, the OPM will also make it available, if required, for law enforcement purposes and for use in judicial or administrative proceedings, and to "researchers and analysts" inside and outside government for healthcare research purposes, the OPM notice said.

Lovely. As if the government doesn't already require too much information, now they're going to collect it and distribute it to whomever they please. Of course, the government will likely exempt itself from HIPAA, unlike private health care providers.

4 posted on 11/06/2010 2:52:26 PM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: goldendays
"...the data collected will be shared with law enforcement, third-party researchers and others ...

I suppose the 'others' will be the death panels. They who can't even keep track of massive fraud in medicare, expect us to believe the data will be stored and retrieved accurately and securely. Hah.
5 posted on 11/06/2010 2:54:12 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: goldendays

It is the cost of paperwork that has driven up the cost of healthcare.

Imagine how much more layers of lunacy this bill will pile on overburdened health providers.

Many years ago, physicians’ practices had more doctors and nurses than office workers. Today, most practices have to contract ‘administrators’ or hire dozens of clerks to keep records, update DEA, hospital privileges, HMO panels, obtain permissions/referrals, bill Medicare, submit insurance claims and file for bankruptcy.


6 posted on 11/06/2010 2:59:59 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: goldendays

Seems appropriate to post the visual of the nightmare we have been saddled with. REPEAL!

7 posted on 11/06/2010 3:01:12 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: Sacajaweau

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection housed entirely in the Fed Reserve will collect ALL of anyones micro-transaction that it wishes for consumer control, taxation, financial behavior control. At the “company store” of financial products, we will be able to “choose”...expect no choices from the free enterprise sphere. It is not just Obamacare, it is the Bureau too with the ultimate database for manipulation for ITS purposes. COngress has handed you over to the Fed. It is akin to a kind of receivership, and Congress has washed its hands entirely from representing you with regard to the handling and future of your financial status. You are “In the good hands of the Fed now”.


8 posted on 11/06/2010 3:03:02 PM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan eet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: goldendays

Law enforcement is the least of your worries.

Medicacl records have family and personal history.
Alcoholism in the family? Aids in the family?
CANCER in the family.

This is just a small list. But anyone that believes these an other factor will not be used by the New Government Health care Panel to decide YOUR treatment are whistling past your own grave.
It happened before in you know where and it WILL happen here.
The american people nationwide have rose up to stop the Radical Left that has made every effort to enslave the American People. But that is NOT enough. We must demand that congress end once and for all the total HCR Bill and ALL of it’s progeny. ESPECIALLY the Fed HealthDatabase.


9 posted on 11/06/2010 3:05:55 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: goldendays

I am looking to hire a General Practitioner under the following conditions:

1. All treatment is administered in the home environment.

2. No insurance is accepted.

3. Little if any paperwork or electronic work needed.

4. Patient accepts full responsibility for understanding the limitations of home care.

5. If patient decides hospital care or ER care is required said patient shall hold harmless general practitioner.

6. Payment is rendered in services, skills, eggs, hens, pigs, or cows.

NO GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT.


10 posted on 11/06/2010 3:09:28 PM PDT by EBH
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To: goldendays

The stimulus bill passed in 2009 had this in it.

1. Control medical records and private health information of every person in the United States, and penalize health professionals who refuse to release your personal information. ALREADY PASSED into law February 2009. Come 2014, YOU no longer control YOUR medical records.

2. Control delivery of all health services under the guise of “comparative effectiveness research” and the “complete lives system” that decides a person’s value based on age. The federal health czar’s panel of bureaucrats and computers will decide whether or not you are “worth” the cost of treatment, and what treatment you will be approved to obtain. ALREADY PASSED into law February 2009.


11 posted on 11/06/2010 3:18:11 PM PDT by Chattering Class of 58
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To: goldendays

Opposition researchers for political campaigns will have a field day.


12 posted on 11/06/2010 3:19:09 PM PDT by matt1234 (0bama's bunker phase: Nov. 2010 - Jan. 2013)
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To: Chattering Class of 58

Exactly, this is what even FReepers seem to lose in the overwhelming barrage of paperwork.

It is not just the stimulus or 0bamacare....it is having to undo all of it.

It is:

O wha ta goo sei me....


13 posted on 11/06/2010 4:13:41 PM PDT by EBH
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To: goldendays

Funny how the Democrat Socialists are all up-in-arms about Net Neutrality but a massive, centralized Federal database with everyone’s records is just peachy to them.


14 posted on 11/06/2010 4:18:30 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Defund National Peoples Radio!! Democrats are for free speech. Just not for you.)
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To: sodpoodle
most insurance claims are submitted electronically be it commercial insurance or medicare or medicaid
15 posted on 11/06/2010 4:23:56 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: goldendays

More fodder for the House hearings. Get privacy experts as well as the bureaucrats from Big Brother (Sec S, and Dr. B) to testify on the Hill. Get the videos, and we will make them go viral.
Public support for appropriating these provisions of the Stimulus and 0bamacare will vanish.


16 posted on 11/06/2010 5:08:26 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: markman46

After the information is collected, coded and entered into the computer by people with fingers;)


17 posted on 11/07/2010 4:27:21 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: sodpoodle

yes, but not always at the dr’s/clinic’s office, a lot are done by coders at home, then looked at by people like me to be paid or denied for more information!!!! ;)


18 posted on 11/07/2010 9:05:20 AM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: markman46

Precisely - layers and layers of paperwork - then layers and layers of lawyers;)

Been there, done that! LOL!!!


19 posted on 11/07/2010 9:08:29 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: All
Ohaha, Pelosi, Reid, and the massacered Dems, will "bitterly cling" to O/Care.
They'll keep demeaning Repubs for "taking pills for old American grandmas."

REPUBLICANS SHOULD RESPOND:
Thanks to O/Care Americans will have now two brands of toothpaste---mint and plain.

20 posted on 11/07/2010 10:30:03 AM PST by Liz (Marxist O/Care provides two brands of toothpaste---mint and plain.)
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To: All
O/CARE will transfer to the Obama Admin, authority in a number of ways over the lives of Americans, and their businesses. Once govt gets control of medical care, all the defining, controlling features of socialist govt can be introduced, one by one. E-v-e-r-y-thing Americans do is related to health.

O/CARE Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.

Socialized health care is impossible without seizing private medical records----BUT the 4th Amendment prohibits seizure without warrants. He'll do it anyway.

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O's healthcare nightmare.

The Chart that Will Infuriate Taxpayers: ........diligent personnel could not fit all of O'Care's new law’s boards, commissions, mandates, and other elements on this chart. So they created “bundles of bureaucracy.” Seven collective symbols respectively represent clusters of four loan repayment and forgiveness programs, four other new regulatory programs, 17 insurance mandates, 19 special-interest provisions, 22 other new bureaucracies, 26 other new demonstration and pilot programs, and 59 other new grant programs.....

These 151 additional items within Obamacare do not appear individually on this diagram. As Representative Brady explains, “If we included all of these units, this chart (above) would be three times larger.”

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PASTE THIS ON YOUR BATHROOM MIRROR AND MEMORIZE IT Vladimir Lenin: "Medicine is the keystone of the arch of the socialist state."

21 posted on 11/07/2010 10:33:06 AM PST by Liz (Marxist O/Care provides two brands of toothpaste---mint and plain.)
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To: sodpoodle

LOL I am still doing it after 18 yrs,


22 posted on 11/07/2010 2:24:57 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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