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House committee looks into IRS seizure of 60 million medical records
Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2013 | Caroline May

Posted on 06/12/2013 9:38:19 AM PDT by grundle

Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are looking into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service seized 60 million medical records from a California health care provider.

“(T)he Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating allegations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in the course of executing a search warrant at a California health care provider’s corporate headquarters in March 2011, improperly seized the personal medical records of millions of American citizens in possible violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution,” members of the committee wrote in a letter Tuesday to Acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel.

The letter to Werfel, which requires a response by June 25, comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed by an unnamed healthcare provider against the IRS in California Superior Court. The lawsuit alleged that 15 IRS agents improperly stole medical records during search of the facility in March 2011, according to a report about the incident from Court House News.

The search warrant the agents were executing, the committee noted in citing the Court House News report, was allegedly limited to financial records of a former employee of the company, not medical records.

“In light of these allegations and in anticipation of the IRS’s increased role in implementing health care under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, we are writing to request information regarding your agency’s ability to both protect the confidential medical information of millions of Americans and respect the safeguards imposed by HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act],” the letter reads.

The IRS did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: irs; irsmedicalrecords; irsscandals; medicalrecords; obamacare

1 posted on 06/12/2013 9:38:19 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Too late. Damage done. The data will remained stored somewhere,,, for ever!


2 posted on 06/12/2013 9:42:07 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: grundle

Exactly. They will look into it. And little else. Like everything else they look into.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 9:42:41 AM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: grundle

1- have the IRS target conservatives (Financial)
2- have the NSA target conservatives (Command and Control)
3- have the HHS target conservatives (Healthcare)
4- have the DHS shut off the supply of ammunition. (ability to fight back)

You have just shut down conservatism in America. Getting rid of Obama in 2016 is not enough. Changing the senate in 2014 isn’t enough.

We need to primary every RINO.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 9:46:11 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


5 posted on 06/12/2013 9:47:57 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: grundle

... I don’t understand the “Outrage.” Very shortly the IRS are going to be in possession of ALL medical records of ALL people legally in the US. Of course those who are undocumented will get a pass on this ..... hmmmmmmmm .... yet another perk for them!


6 posted on 06/12/2013 9:47:58 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: grundle

From the first article reporting this outrage, through many other articles to this article we still have only speculation (and by Freepers I might add) as to what Health organization those 60 million records were confiscated. Why in the ‘H’ can’t we know what organization these piddly few million records were stolen from?

It’s this sort of omission of fact that makes me think of investing heavily in tin foil.


7 posted on 06/12/2013 9:48:11 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: tips up

Exactly!

WE will give it a GOOD LOOKING INTO!

Maybe even fire off a stern letter!

Please contribute to my reelection campaign, as we are doing the work for the american people


8 posted on 06/12/2013 9:48:55 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: grundle

“improperly stole medical records”

What, pray tell, is the proper way to steal them?


9 posted on 06/12/2013 9:49:11 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: grundle

Proof that we need a scorecard to track the scandal count and status.


10 posted on 06/12/2013 9:49:12 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If you’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Amnesty is the end.

I plan to drink.


11 posted on 06/12/2013 9:50:06 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If you’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“We need to primary every RINO.”

Yes, they ARE THE REAL PROBLEM! They undermine any attempt to right the ship of state.


12 posted on 06/12/2013 9:53:05 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Uncle Miltie
"Amnesty is the end."

It's not any fun living at one of those "pivotal moments" in a nation's history.

13 posted on 06/12/2013 9:54:03 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

What we need is to primary and defeat every politician in Washington DC who has been there ten years or more.

These people have gotten rich by destroying America.

Get rid of every stinking -assed one of them.


14 posted on 06/12/2013 9:55:27 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: rightwingcrazy
What, pray tell, is the proper way to steal them?

That's a worthy question, rightwingcrazy, to which I happen to have a simple, clear, obvious answer: the proper way to steal things is to avoid getting caught.

The Chicagoization of America includes a rapidly worsening plague of the dumbest, least competent criminals in history.

15 posted on 06/12/2013 9:57:30 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Venturer

This is the perfect time for a term limit bill. With all the crap happening and America no longer trusting the government, no congresscritter would dare to vote against it.

And if he does, primary him.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 9:58:37 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Nachum

Brian K From Fox and Friends with the doctor

IRS - Search & Seizure - IRS Raided California Health Care Provided Med Records - Wake Up America!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynpWBRDuxL8


17 posted on 06/12/2013 10:11:19 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: rightwingcrazy
What, pray tell, is the proper way to steal them?

In such a way as to leave no "paper trail"... Regards,
GtG

PS Option 2: Just make copies...

18 posted on 06/12/2013 10:46:25 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: grundle

Well, they had to start SOMEWHERE! It may as well be CA.

*SMIRK*

We’re so screwed.


19 posted on 06/12/2013 10:53:06 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: rockinqsranch

This time, it’s not the media’s fault. It is simply not mentioned in the filing, which is not out of the ordinary. By what must be a million-to-one coincidence, I happen to have the link to that filing in my keyboard cashe as I posted it in another thread just a few minutes ago.

http://global.nationalreview.com/pdf/complaint_051513.pdf


20 posted on 06/12/2013 11:04:03 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: rightwingcrazy

According to the Supreme Court decision at the heart of the new NSA scandal, just pretend that you have no expectation of privacy for that information you “voluntarily” gave to a third party as a necessary part of the normal business relationship, and that you “assumed the risk” that, for no reason whatsoever, it would inevitably be given to the government. That lays the foundation for the proper way to steal any and all personal information.


21 posted on 06/12/2013 11:10:59 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: rockinqsranch

My original thought was Kaiser and Blue Cross since this seems to have been accomplished in California and they are two of the larger insurers in the state. However, the current population is only about half of the number that were confiscated so one would think that it has to be more than just California.

Would need to know if they are counting one record as one visit or one record as total visits by one person. Based on the information available, it’s beyond speculation and just wild guessing, IMO.


22 posted on 06/12/2013 11:38:36 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: grundle

Rush very briefly mentioned this theft without giving any details.


23 posted on 06/12/2013 2:36:44 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Flag_This
"...It's not any fun living at one of those "pivotal moments" in a nation's history..."

Aw c'mon, Flag_This, ammo can make it fun! ........................................................................................................... FRegards

24 posted on 06/12/2013 3:33:10 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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Just took the politically valuable ones, no doubt.

And, apparently, every member of SAG. Hello to Hollywood!


25 posted on 06/12/2013 3:47:40 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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