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IRS faces class action lawsuit over theft of 60 million medical records
Healthcare IT News ^ | 05/15/2013 | Erin McCann

Posted on 05/15/2013 7:30:24 AM PDT by Lacey

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Of course it was an accident. Nothing to see here.
1 posted on 05/15/2013 7:30:24 AM PDT by Lacey
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To: Lacey

This should be dated March 15, 2013. Sorry.


2 posted on 05/15/2013 7:31:21 AM PDT by Lacey
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To: Lacey

3 posted on 05/15/2013 7:31:26 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

The jaws of the trap are springing shut.


4 posted on 05/15/2013 7:32:26 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lacey

Strike four?


5 posted on 05/15/2013 7:33:14 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Lacey

Da*n those low level clerks...


6 posted on 05/15/2013 7:34:51 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Lacey

I hope this is real. Would love references to the legal filings if possible.


7 posted on 05/15/2013 7:35:49 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Lacey

What litigation was going on in CA at the time, that they would want the medical records from all the judges (presumably for bribery purposes)?


8 posted on 05/15/2013 7:36:03 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: Lacey

Out of control and it’ll only get worse.


9 posted on 05/15/2013 7:37:43 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Da*n those low level clerks...in Cincinnati


10 posted on 05/15/2013 7:38:17 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Lacey

What ever happened to the flat tax or other tax ideas that would eliminate the need for the IRS. Time to do it now while everyone sees the problems.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 7:38:59 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Travis McGee; justiceseeker93; flat; unkus; freekitty; MamaDearest; seekthetruth; ConorMacNessa; ...

This photo/graphic is right on. Behold the Next Holocaust designed by OBayMe, Pelosi, Reid, and all the RATs in Congress who voted yes for this evil mess.


12 posted on 05/15/2013 7:40:55 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Lacey

Low level oops.
Yeah right.
60,000,000 medical records stolen.
No search warrants.

This is why the IRS is integral to obamacare.


13 posted on 05/15/2013 7:41:32 AM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: Lurker

OMG! This is unbelieveable! Is this just now coming out because of the other illegal activities of the IRS?


14 posted on 05/15/2013 7:42:25 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Lurker

well, well, well. Very scary


15 posted on 05/15/2013 7:42:45 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: AppyPappy

Right, Cincinnati. That’s the ticket. :)


16 posted on 05/15/2013 7:43:31 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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17 posted on 05/15/2013 7:43:34 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Lacey
One day after Obie and Company go public with the IG whitewash.

Drip, drip, drip...

18 posted on 05/15/2013 7:44:49 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Lacey

Wait wait wait - is this real? Who the eff knows anymore? But can we triangulate here and confirm?


19 posted on 05/15/2013 7:44:53 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Lacey
We're Your New Healthcare Decision Makers.

We're Armed and Ready To Go.

We're the IRS.

20 posted on 05/15/2013 7:49:22 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Lacey

The IRS has been out of control for DECADES.

They would have to shut the whole place down for months to fire the number of people necessary to correct the problems.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 7:51:18 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Rusty0604

Apparently this was written two months ago, but was ignored by most. It seems very timely now, though, doesn’t it?


22 posted on 05/15/2013 7:52:59 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Lacey

Quite a penalty there, $250B.
Better keep paying your taxes, enabling sheeple. The IRS is going to be needing more of your hard-earned dollars.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 7:53:25 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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Byron York: IRS scandal raises fears about enforcing Obamacare
washingtonexaminer.com/ ^ | 5/13/2013 | Byron York / FR Posted by RoosterRedux

The IRS is critical to Obamacare. The structure created by the Affordable Care Act requires the government to know about both the health care coverage (or lack of it) and the financial resources of every American. The IRS, which already knows the latter, was the only agency with the reach to do the job.

A look at the text of the health care law reveals that much of it consists of amending the Internal Revenue Code to give the IRS more power.

When Obamacare goes fully into effect in January, every American will have to prove to the IRS that he or she has "qualifying" health coverage, meaning coverage with a list of features approved by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. That will be done by submitting a document to the IRS, something like a W-2, to confirm coverage.

The IRS will also decide who is, and who is not, eligible for Obamacare's subsidies. The law authorizes the IRS to share confidential taxpayer information with the Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of determining those subsidies. And since subsidies don't just apply to a relatively small number of the nation's poorest citizens -- under the law, they can go to a family of four with a household income of nearly $90,000 -- they will affect a huge segment of the population.

In addition, the IRS will keep track of even the smallest changes in Americans' financial condition. Did you get a raise recently? You'll need to notify the IRS; it might affect your subsidy status. Have your hours been reduced at work? Notify the IRS. Change jobs? Same. (Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...

24 posted on 05/15/2013 7:53:29 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Two more links

http://www.databreachtoday.com/irs-agents-sued-in-health-records-case-a-5616

http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2013/3/15/lawsuit-claims-irs-improperly-accessed-60m-medical-records.aspx

25 posted on 05/15/2013 7:53:43 AM PDT by Lacey
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To: FamiliarFace

It’s amazing how much crap goes on so unnoticed.


26 posted on 05/15/2013 7:55:42 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Lacey

Lacey~: “This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service agents,” the complaint reads. “No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPPA facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records,” it continued. “

Oh , nothing to see here ,.. move along !
No search warrant / No subpoena ..
Isn’t this how its done in Chicago ?
OVER REACH for Blackmail ?


27 posted on 05/15/2013 7:57:45 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt
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I went to the website, then to the sources site, Courthousenews.com. Could not find the article. It might be there, but you have to sign up for a subscription to use the search function and I’m not prepared to do that.

If this is true, the only organization this could apply to would be Kaiser-Permanente, which is based in California. I can’t imagine another entity that would have so many millions of health records in California. This was supposed to have happened two years ago, and Kaiser was one of the first to institute a comprehensive centrally-controlled EHR program, the only thing that would make taking 60M health records even possible.


28 posted on 05/15/2013 8:06:37 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare--now a Marine Mom)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
OVER REACH for Blackmail ?

No doubt in my mind. I believe that's why they tapped the AP phones as well. They're dirt digging.
I also believe this is the entire reason the left wanted control of the health care system. Information doesn't get any more personal that that.

The same thing goes for the new Common Core education system being used in the public schools. It's designed not only to indoctrinate at a rapid pace - it also collects as much data on the students and their families as possible.

29 posted on 05/15/2013 8:08:49 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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My own personal story, although not an IRS story, is pertinent here. Roughly four months agpo I received a supposedly randon questionaire from Medicare that was ostensibly a customer satisfaction survey about my doctor and his practice. Not liking such surveys anyway, I simply tossed it and thought nothing more abot it. Then I received a follow up about two months ago that apparently included the original questionaire. My curiosity being piqued, I sat down and read the whole questionaire. To begin with there was no apparent individual identifying information on the document and there was no space for my name, address, etc. However, there was digital coding similar to that on an airline boarding pass.

Then I read both parts of the document. The first was a customer satisfction survey regarding my doctor. The second was the real zinger: it was a detailed, probing, highly persoanl questionarie about my entire medical history. IOW, HHS tried to defraud me into answering a highly personal, intrusive medical questionaire by making it look like a customer satisfaction survey and appear to be anonymous when it was the very opposite. Forgetful me, it ended up in the trash.

30 posted on 05/15/2013 8:10:22 AM PDT by libstripper
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IRS Abuse: What did 0bama know, and when did he know it?

Benghazi: People died, 0bama lied.

Green Energy Scams: Follow the money!

It's past time to IMPEACH 0BAMA.

31 posted on 05/15/2013 8:10:57 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Dark Wing

mega-ping


32 posted on 05/15/2013 8:11:05 AM PDT by Thud
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To: Lacey

IRS:

Tea Party
Patriot
Constitution
Billy Graham’s Ministries
Medical Records

The IRS has gone Rogue.


33 posted on 05/15/2013 8:11:09 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS,


unnamed? in public records?


34 posted on 05/15/2013 8:11:57 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Keep it up!!! Hitler & Satan Obama are going down!!! Never give up working to destroy this American traitor, tyrant and would be dictator!! He is as guilty as they come!!! What a low life criminal and worthlees human being!!!


35 posted on 05/15/2013 8:12:00 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: concerned about politics
No doubt in my mind. I believe that's why they tapped the AP phones as well. They're dirt digging.

I also believe this is the entire reason the left wanted control of the health care system. Information doesn't get any more personal that that.

ZINGO!!! You've got it. Please see no. 30, my comment.

36 posted on 05/15/2013 8:13:00 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Lacey

A HIPAA covered entity is any organization or corporation that directly handles Personal Health Information (PHI) or Personal Health Records (PHR). The most common examples of covered entities include hospitals, doctors’ offices and health insurance providers.

Covered entities are required to comply with Health Information Portability and Accountability Act HIPAA (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) mandates for protection of PHI and PHR.


37 posted on 05/15/2013 8:13:43 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: Lacey

The IRS needs to go. Implement a flat tax or a national sales tax and be done with it. You would then only need a fraction of the personnel now at the IRS to collect revenue because the rules would be greatly simplified.

I would prefer a national sales tax that way how much you pay in taxes is mostly determined by your own buying habits.


38 posted on 05/15/2013 8:13:55 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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And next year, they won’t have to steal them at all.
Under 0bamacare, they’ll “have to” have them for enforcement purposes.


39 posted on 05/15/2013 8:13:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Rusty0604

Ain’t it?

Why isn’t FNC talking about this? There is a definite here, here.


40 posted on 05/15/2013 8:15:47 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Uncle Miltie

“Rogue” means acting outside of the chain of command.
They are doing what their superiors in gov’t want them to do.

Of course, those superiors are “rogue”, in that they are acting contrary to the true authority that gives them their authority.


41 posted on 05/15/2013 8:15:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

nope...this is by design.....the IRS....ie taxes gives congress redress to Obamacare in the courts....not show how the IRS targets steals and qualifies and walla LoFlo voters get it


42 posted on 05/15/2013 8:15:56 AM PDT by advertising guy (America is bein killed w/o one bullet bein fired.........from either side)
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To: Lacey
The key to Marxism is medicine

Vladimir Lenin

43 posted on 05/15/2013 8:16:51 AM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: 3Fingas

Flat income tax would still require an IRS.
Actually, so would a NRST, but they wouldn’t be involved directly with any individuals, just retail businesses.


44 posted on 05/15/2013 8:17:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Liz

Every American will have to prove to the IRS that he or she has “qualified” health coverage.
That qualification will be determined by Sebilius.
Guess who won’t qualify?


45 posted on 05/15/2013 8:19:34 AM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: Lacey

Has this been on Drudge yet? If not it should be.


46 posted on 05/15/2013 8:19:37 AM PDT by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: Lacey

According to the case, the IRS agents had a search warrant for financial data pertaining to a former employee of the John Doe company,


Wonder what the original investigation was for?

This is bureaucratic thinking but there may me a lot more to this. might be cya. Was easier to give all the info to the irs than spend your time (days) sorting through the info for them. All these regulations are a heavy tax and burden on business........................


47 posted on 05/15/2013 8:21:18 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Wow.

This is big.


48 posted on 05/15/2013 8:22:02 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Lacey

Bookmark


49 posted on 05/15/2013 8:22:51 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Lacey

...and the muck gets deeper and deeper...


50 posted on 05/15/2013 8:23:01 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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