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IRS sued for stealing the medical records of 10 million Americans
Human Events ^ | May 15, 2013 | John Hayward

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.


(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...


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KEYWORDS: abortion; bhoirs; california; corruption; deathpanels; democrats; fraud; govtabuse; impeachnow; irs; irsbrownshirts; irsmedicalrecords; irsobamacare; irsscandal; irsscandals; medicalrecords; obamacare; privacy; tyranny; zerocare
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To: Zakeet

BUMP!!!!!


2 posted on 05/15/2013 8:53:19 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Zakeet

Bump - if I was still a journalist, this is the one I’d be digging into . . .


3 posted on 05/15/2013 8:54:51 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: ConservativeMan55

bump


4 posted on 05/15/2013 8:55:05 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Zakeet
The IRS is going to be the lead enforcement agency for Obamacare.
5 posted on 05/15/2013 8:55:36 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Zakeet

Just what the hell is going on at the IRS? Close it down!!!


6 posted on 05/15/2013 8:56:43 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Zakeet

Today it’s “stealing.” Next year it will be “Standard Operating Procedure.”


7 posted on 05/15/2013 8:56:46 AM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Baynative

Not now.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 8:57:33 AM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Zakeet

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.


9 posted on 05/15/2013 8:57:40 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Zakeet

10 posted on 05/15/2013 8:57:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet)
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To: Zakeet

“...including medical records of all California state judges.”

Ripe for blackmail? hmmmmm.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 8:58:02 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Zakeet

“Reject the voices warning of government tyranny” - BHO


12 posted on 05/15/2013 8:58:35 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: Zakeet

The fourth shoe.


13 posted on 05/15/2013 9:00:20 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Indeed. This has potential. It becomes more evident to all that the FedGov has been seized by a criminal syndicate who has at it's head some clueless former Baskin Robbins scooper and community rabble-rouser who may be pretty good at filling out March Madness brackets but not much else.

Its time to start a resignation pool.

14 posted on 05/15/2013 9:00:22 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: Zakeet

The District of Criminals is on the loose!


15 posted on 05/15/2013 9:01:31 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Zakeet

.....guess Hilda’s stealing of FBI files was just another “mispeak”


16 posted on 05/15/2013 9:01:34 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Zakeet

This WAS obama’s plan all along! How do these stupid people seem to be shocked now?


17 posted on 05/15/2013 9:02:25 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Doogle

“misspeak”


18 posted on 05/15/2013 9:02:29 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Zakeet
Related thread:

IRS faces class action lawsuit over theft of 60 million medical records

19 posted on 05/15/2013 9:03:07 AM PDT by thouworm (Steyn: They let [Stevens] die, and then told lies over his coffin.They did that to one of their own.)
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To: Zakeet

"I'm shocked I tells ya"

20 posted on 05/15/2013 9:04:49 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Zakeet

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.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 9:08:00 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Mortrey
Gay marriage suit
22 posted on 05/15/2013 9:09:19 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Zakeet

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.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 9:09:57 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: thouworm

Check out post #3. IMO, this is the major objective of DeathCare—which is Holocaust II. Never Again?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3019748/posts?page=3


24 posted on 05/15/2013 9:10:03 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Zakeet

Hilda did it, why can't I?...you got something against black people?

25 posted on 05/15/2013 9:14:32 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

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.


26 posted on 05/15/2013 9:22:03 AM PDT by jgpilgrim
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To: Zakeet; All

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?


27 posted on 05/15/2013 9:28:33 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

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?


28 posted on 05/15/2013 9:32:26 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Zakeet

What difference does it make? Next year it will be legal.


29 posted on 05/15/2013 9:37:33 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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We're not doctors but, we'll take a look!


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30 posted on 05/15/2013 9:47:03 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Zakeet

How does one find out if their medical records were obtained unlawfully and join the lawsuit???


31 posted on 05/15/2013 9:47:32 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Zakeet

bump to the top


32 posted on 05/15/2013 9:52:42 AM PDT by GOPJ (Jesus said, Give your money to the poor. NOT 'Give your neighbor's money to the poor' freeper kevao)
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To: Zakeet

How are the useful idiots over at DU dealing with all of this? Anyone know?


33 posted on 05/15/2013 9:53:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (Jesus said, Give your money to the poor. NOT 'Give your neighbor's money to the poor' freeper kevao)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

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...


34 posted on 05/15/2013 9:56:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (Jesus said, Give your money to the poor. NOT 'Give your neighbor's money to the poor' freeper kevao)
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To: Zakeet
My money is the IRS was working in collusion with the California DOJ as only 10 million records were accessed and California has around 38 million in population per 2012 census estimates.

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

35 posted on 05/15/2013 9:58:23 AM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: Zakeet

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?


36 posted on 05/15/2013 10:10:56 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: Zakeet

One has to wonder for many years back were stolen???


37 posted on 05/15/2013 10:12:21 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

What the hell?


38 posted on 05/15/2013 10:16:09 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Zakeet

Remember, this is the party that doesn’t want anyone to come between you and your doctor (when it concerns abortion.)


39 posted on 05/15/2013 10:17:33 AM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: Zakeet

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.


40 posted on 05/15/2013 10:21:06 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do uwhen I have a fire.)
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To: MrB

“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)


41 posted on 05/15/2013 10:34:12 AM PDT by boxlunch (private school/homeschool mom)
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42 posted on 05/15/2013 10:34:49 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Zakeet

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.


43 posted on 05/15/2013 10:50:46 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Baynative

Obama Threatens Political Opponents with Tax Audits
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2256350/posts
Friday, May 22, 2009

Court Orders ‘Deletions’ in Clinton IRS Report
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1521024/posts
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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1495581/posts
Monday, October 03, 2005


44 posted on 05/15/2013 10:54:16 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

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.


45 posted on 05/15/2013 10:57:34 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: boxlunch

I’ll bet the students at that graduation ceremony are now saying, “WTF?” LOL


46 posted on 05/15/2013 10:58:37 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GOPJ
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...

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.

47 posted on 05/15/2013 10:58:56 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: GOPJ
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...

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.

48 posted on 05/15/2013 11:02:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: jgpilgrim
From your stated experience, how do we get this “out there” to the larger outlets for greater news exposure?

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.

49 posted on 05/15/2013 11:03:41 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
I’ll bet the students at that graduation ceremony are now saying, “WTF?”

Chances are they're waiting for their EBT cards and Obamaphones in the mail.

50 posted on 05/15/2013 11:04:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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