Skip to comments.IRS sued for stealing the medical records of 10 million Americans
Posted on 05/15/2013 8:52:29 AM PDT by Zakeet
The last scandal dampening rods just failed, and the reactor core at the Internal Revenue service may be about to blow. From Healthcare IT News:
The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.
According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data.
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.
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Bump - if I was still a journalist, this is the one I’d be digging into . . .
Just what the hell is going on at the IRS? Close it down!!!
Today it’s “stealing.” Next year it will be “Standard Operating Procedure.”
Its about time the IRS and its bully puppeteers gets a major smackdown—long overdue. We citizens are in national debt up to our eyeballs thanks to the cretins in DC and then we have to fear the IRS gestapo tactics? So very wrong all across the spectrum.
“...including medical records of all California state judges.”
Ripe for blackmail? hmmmmm.
“Reject the voices warning of government tyranny” - BHO
The fourth shoe.
Its time to start a resignation pool.
The District of Criminals is on the loose!
.....guess Hilda’s stealing of FBI files was just another “mispeak”
This WAS obama’s plan all along! How do these stupid people seem to be shocked now?
"I'm shocked I tells ya"
Makes you wonder just how many of those 1.6 billion rounds of ammo that the feds ordered went to the IRS. In a fascist state, it would make sense to arm the taxman and the treasury, because you couldn’t trust anyone else to collect the money, and you would want to keep everyone else away from it. Throw in some protection for your business cronies, and you have a real shot at bringing a country to its knees for fun and profit. Ideology is a smokescreen, if you really want to know who’s trying to take over, follow the money.
I’m confused. Isn’t the IRS going to have to have everyone’s medical records in order to implement 0bama Care? They are going to require everyone to submit a Health Care ID # with their tax returns next year.
Check out post #3. IMO, this is the major objective of DeathCare—which is Holocaust II. Never Again?
Hilda did it, why can't I?...you got something against black people?
Appears this report will be very limited to only smaller media outlets. From your stated experience, how do we get this “out there” to the larger outlets for greater news exposure? This story needs to go national...with what’s going on right now Carney & all else would do EVERYTHING possible to cover up this report.
In view of these Gestapo-like tactics of the IRS, would anyone be surprised if Obamacare denied medical services for “undesirables” such as Conservatives or Christians? Why not? What would stop them if the IRS can get away with it?
I agree. There was an earlier thread on this, and I sent a link to Drudge and Breitbart. Maybe s/b sent to some congress?
What difference does it make? Next year it will be legal.
How does one find out if their medical records were obtained unlawfully and join the lawsuit???
bump to the top
How are the useful idiots over at DU dealing with all of this? Anyone know?
Isn’t a part of you proud MSM journalists are starting to wake up? Folks don’t have to be ashamed of being connected to the profession anymore...
The CDOJ supplies the records/names of registered handgun and AW owners to the IRS who with their larger processing resources sweep up all medical records of said owners. The IRS in turn filters for potential ownership disqualifiers of the weapons owners. Things like treatment for drug or alcohol abuse or treatment for psychological issues.
The IRS in turn then supplies a distilled list to the CDOJ for them to do what ever they please with the info. The IRS then retains the records it acquired for future use what ever that may be.
This scenario would not be to different from the Missouri Highway Patrol supplying a list of all CCW holders to the SSA to run against benefit applicants who applied for benefits due to mental disability. That would have been a win-win for both entities as a CCW is mutually exclusive of a mental disability classification. You get benefits no CCW. You have CCW no benefits
Would the security guards at this facility been justified in using armed force to protect the records from rogue IRS criminals?
If not, then who can stop these criminals?
One has to wonder for many years back were stolen???
What the hell?
Remember, this is the party that doesn’t want anyone to come between you and your doctor (when it concerns abortion.)
In the future they won’t need to steal anything. Obamacare gives them access and all they’ll have to do is log on to their computer. Direct real time access to every medical record in the country.
Reject the voices warning of government tyranny - BHO
Those are going to make HILARIOUS campaign ads for Republicans to juxtapose a clip of Obama making that statement at the commencement speach over and over, followed by clips of all these scandals. (Maybe followed by his statement that he will side with the Muslims)
Maybe it’s time to boycott the IRS. Kill the bloated beast and put in a fair and reasonable taxation system. Fair tax or flat tax, I don’t care.
Obama Threatens Political Opponents with Tax Audits
Friday, May 22, 2009
Court Orders ‘Deletions’ in Clinton IRS Report
November 12, 2005
A three-judge panel overseeing Independent Counsel David Barrett’s investigation into abuses by the Internal Revenue Service under the Clinton administration has ordered Barrett to make “discrete deletions” is the draft he submitted 15 months ago. The deletion order “has stoked speculation that [it] has more to do with the next presidential campaign,” reports the Wall Street Journal, noting widespread rumors that “the draft report contains information potentially embarrassing to another Clinton administration figure, former first lady and current New York Sen. Hillary Clinton.”
Hil’s lawyers try to quash old report
Monday, October 03, 2005
These witch hunts by the IRS were systemic and widespread. Clearly NOT a ‘one off’ or just one or two rogue IRS employees. This was POLICY, nationwide, and it goes to the top.
I’ll bet the students at that graduation ceremony are now saying, “WTF?” LOL
Truthfully, the opposite. I hope the MSM gets nailed to the wall for the way they provided such ample air cover for the Obama administration, and completely abandoned their vital role in American life as the watchdog for the people.
Rush nailed it yesterday, when he termed the AP's irritation at the regime as nothing but a lover's quarrel. They'll be kissing and making up within days. The "media" are predisposed to love Obama... they are emotionally unable to detach from him.
Tweet it. If you Facebook, Facebook it. If you Tumblr, Tumblr it. Repeatedly. Talk about it endlessly. Bore your friends to tears with it if you need to. Not even kidding. This needs to become part of the narrative, and once it does, it will really resonate because it has to do with health care and privacy.
Chances are they're waiting for their EBT cards and Obamaphones in the mail.