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GOP bill requires prison term for ObamaCare ID theft
thehill.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 12/05/2013 9:10:15 PM PST by grundle

Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) has proposed legislation that would require federal officials and others who use ObamaCare data to commit identify theft to serve a five-year prison term.

His No Identify Theft in Health Care Act, H.R. 3652, is yet another response to the troubled ObamaCare rollout. Over the last week, reports have surfaced quoting computer security experts who said HealthCare.gov has virtually no data security measures in place.

Under Holding's bill, healthcare "navigators" or anyone else guilty of using ObamaCare data for an identify theft scheme would face prison time. Many bills amending criminal statutes set maximum prison sentences, but Holding's proposal requires those terms to be five years, no more and no less.

Earlier in the week, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) proposed a bill that would prohibit any federal website from operating unless it is first certified as fully operational and includes adequate data protection.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: obamacare

1 posted on 12/05/2013 9:10:16 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Will that have force of law in Romania?


2 posted on 12/05/2013 9:15:40 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: grundle

Democrats will shoot this down. Racist, you know.


3 posted on 12/05/2013 9:16:11 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: grundle

That’s racis!


4 posted on 12/05/2013 9:17:26 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: grundle

I have long felt that the criminal penalty for ANY type of identity theft ought to be at least as harsh as for selling large quantities of heroin.


5 posted on 12/05/2013 9:19:53 PM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: grundle
How about a prison term for fraud, misrepresentation, causing loss of insurance coverage, etc.

I'd vote for that.

6 posted on 12/05/2013 9:28:35 PM PST by Washi
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To: grundle

Good!

At least that might deter the non-government folks from partying on our privacy.

Of course, in 5 years, 90% of the population will be government folks...


7 posted on 12/05/2013 9:30:08 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Washi

Never seen anything like this on the national stage. It’s like the “special class” in grade school did a project, and everybody was expected to like it, or else.


8 posted on 12/05/2013 9:32:25 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: grundle

Stupidest thing I ever heard. It is as if they are trying to make it “Hate Crime” legislation.

The GOP is embarrassing.


9 posted on 12/05/2013 9:33:10 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Maceman
I drew this a few years back to illustrate my feelings on the penalties for people who write malware, but...same for identity theft, except instead of being in front of a tech trade show at a convention center, the stocks are on the town common.


10 posted on 12/05/2013 9:35:48 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: grundle
Why do the Rinos keep trying to fix this turd? They should be spending ALL their time constantly trying to repeal it and neuter all the out of control Govt. agencies like the EPA, DHS, etc. etc. We don't need more laws We need fewer laws and less government!
11 posted on 12/05/2013 9:37:27 PM PST by suijuris
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Because most RINOs also get money and power from centralizing control of the nation in DC. In other words, they are no different from Democrats: Corrupt to the core.


12 posted on 12/05/2013 9:41:00 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: grundle

GOP helping out Obama once again


13 posted on 12/05/2013 10:14:39 PM PST by MNDude
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To: grundle

The mighty GOP tinkering around the edges yet again.

Such boldness. Be still my heart.

When will they bring up the anti-flag burning law again?


14 posted on 12/05/2013 10:16:56 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

Truth be told.


15 posted on 12/06/2013 4:10:59 AM PST by SC_Pete
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