Skip to comments.The IRS Is Accessing Your Health Records. You Trust Them?
Posted on 05/16/2013 6:46:27 PM PDT by Mozilla
So how do you feel about turning over access to sensitive healthcare information to the Internal Revenue Service?
In the wake of running disclosures of the agencys nefarious snooping and political targeting, its new role as chief health insurance enforcer should give us heartburn.
Under Obamacare, responsibility for verifying eligibility for the healthcare program, and monitoring whether you carry qualifying health coverage (and are exempt from the laws penalties) falls principally to the IRS.
The IRS was given expansive, new powers to execute these goals. That includes more authority to share your personal information not only about your income, but also your healthcare.
And the agencys reach only grows: Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told Congress last year that the agency would need another $13.1 billion to implement Obamacare in 2014, on top of the billion it has already spent.
Officials at the U.S. Treasury, the parent of the IRS, have estimated that the IRS now has about 700 full-time staffers working on Obamacare implementation.
Estimates say that eventually, the IRS will need a minimum of 5,000 and perhaps as many of 16,000 additional employees to carry out the new laws many mandates.
The IRS is under fire this week, after its Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner admitted on Friday that the agency targeted conservatives for special tax-exempt scrutiny during the 2012 election season. IRS targeted tea party types and groups that specifically opposed the Obama Administration.
This abuse should give everyone pause heading into the fall, when the IRS assumes the lead roll in monitoring what kind of health insurance we carry, whether we are eligible for Obamacare, or subject to the legislations myriad list of financial penalties.
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I have access to some of the databases that the Feds use and they have amassed more info than most people probably realize; SSN, DOB, DL, address history (that goes back into the 80’s), phone numbers both cell and landlines, email addresses, criminal history, assets, family members, associated business entities, vehicles, property ownership, etc. I’m fairly some agencies have tied even more databases in like FINCEN data / bank accounts / financial info and NCIC. They’ve been assimilating this data using private contractors since the 90’s as far as I’m aware so the cat is already out of the bag. The people can petition on how the info is used though but bear in mind that the info is crucial and needed to pursue bad guys. If you take away complete access to it you will really be helping the criminals and probably see a great upsurge in crime once they realize prosecutions are nosediving because the investigators don’t have access to the tools they need to so it’s a two edged sword.
This is a trick question, right???
Where’sthe camera!!! HAHAHAHA