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California health exchange shares data without permission
Fox News ^ | 12/07/13

Posted on 12/07/2013 6:09:05 PM PST by Libloather

LOS ANGELES – The California health exchange says it's been giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their permission or knowledge in an effort to hit deadlines for coverage.

The consumers in question had gone online to research insurance options but didn't ask to be contacted, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

Officials with Covered California, the exchange set up in response to the federal health law, said they began providing names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses if available this week in a pilot program. They said they thought it would help people meet a Dec. 23 deadline to have health insurance in place by Jan. 1.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; data; exchange; healthcare; obamacare
"These people would have a legitimate complaint," said Smith, who added he had been given two consumer names.

Sue the heck out of 'em.

1 posted on 12/07/2013 6:09:05 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I went online looking for private insurance on Thursday.

What appeared to be a clearing house for public health insurance policies, was also a portal to Obamacare.

I put in some contact information. I wasn’t looking for Obamacare. I just wanted to see what I could come up with as a single person looking for coverage from traditional firms.

Within thirty seconds after I put my phone number in, an agent was calling me unsolicited.


2 posted on 12/07/2013 6:14:46 PM PST by DoughtyOne (May his name be striken from every tablet stone building and never be said again short of treason!)
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To: DoughtyOne

That’s actually scary. Big Brother and all that.


3 posted on 12/07/2013 6:21:48 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Libloather

bump


4 posted on 12/07/2013 6:23:41 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: DoughtyOne
"Within thirty seconds after I put my phone number in, an agent was calling me unsolicited."

They are doing the same thing on some of those car insurance comparison websites.

5 posted on 12/07/2013 6:26:02 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


6 posted on 12/07/2013 6:26:51 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Within thirty seconds after I put my phone number in, an agent was calling me unsolicited.”

That’s where the money went—programming who knows what that they’re keeping secret.


7 posted on 12/07/2013 6:28:20 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: DoughtyOne

we keep a phone with it’s own number specifically for those situations.

We never answer the phone, everyone who calls can leave a message.

I chose which calls I return.

We use that number for all questionable sites.


8 posted on 12/07/2013 6:37:56 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: Libloather

All on the CA lists will soon get spam emails from every scammer on earth and tons of junk mail. Just one person working in one insurance office needs to sell the lists as they come in to trigger the deluge.


9 posted on 12/07/2013 6:40:08 PM PST by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: DoughtyOne
Within thirty seconds after I put my phone number in, an agent was calling me unsolicited.

That tells me that the website fiasco was deliberate.

All they are interested in is collecting personal information.

Obamacare is basically a contact list for the DNC.

10 posted on 12/07/2013 6:47:15 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: DoughtyOne

Did you ask the agent how he got your number?


11 posted on 12/07/2013 7:11:10 PM PST by upchuck (I can't stand people that don't know the difference between 'than' and 'then.' Their so stupid...)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Within thirty seconds after I put my phone number in, an agent was calling me unsolicited.

That would have tipped me right over the edge.

And so it begins.

.


12 posted on 12/07/2013 7:23:53 PM PST by Mears
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To: Libloather

1. “Directly contact individual consumers about enrolling in a Marketplace plan only if they’ve asked you to — or if they’ve contacted you first. That means no phone calls, emails, letters, and social media messages without a consumer’s permission”.

Quoted from the Marketplace .gov website. Their own rules and guidance, link below. Look for “Tips for Assisters..”

http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/publications-and-articles.html


13 posted on 12/07/2013 7:39:57 PM PST by Cedar
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Obamacare is basically a contact list for the DNC.  photo you-sir-are-correct_zps8040633c.jpg
14 posted on 12/07/2013 7:49:58 PM PST by Junk Silver
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To: Excellence

Agreed...


15 posted on 12/07/2013 7:56:41 PM PST by DoughtyOne (May his name be striken from every tablet stone building and never be said again short of treason!)
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To: dsc

There you go...


16 posted on 12/07/2013 7:57:19 PM PST by DoughtyOne (May his name be striken from every tablet stone building and never be said again short of treason!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Not a bad idea...


17 posted on 12/07/2013 7:57:43 PM PST by DoughtyOne (May his name be striken from every tablet stone building and never be said again short of treason!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Wouldn’t be surprised...


18 posted on 12/07/2013 7:58:13 PM PST by DoughtyOne (May his name be striken from every tablet stone building and never be said again short of treason!)
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To: upchuck

Yes. I asked and he said, “A while back you were looking for some health insurance information.” I said, “Yeah, a while back like thirty seconds ago?” He said, “Well..., yes.” I said, “Look, I just came to the site and I haven’t even been able to look at what is provided enough for me to be ready to discuss issues with you yet.”

During our conversation he admitted the Obamacare site was down again, and he wasn’t too happy about it. It’s evidently a big pain in the posterior for him.


19 posted on 12/07/2013 8:01:10 PM PST by DoughtyOne (May his name be striken from every tablet stone building and never be said again short of treason!)
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To: Mears

This has been a very unsettling year for me. I have just come to the place where I take it in stride for the time being. I can’t afford to get upset and go postal on everyone that rubs me the wrong way right now.


20 posted on 12/07/2013 8:02:37 PM PST by DoughtyOne (May his name be striken from every tablet stone building and never be said again short of treason!)
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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/


21 posted on 12/07/2013 8:08:12 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Libloather

I would like to know how the state selected agents for these calls. I and about 13,000 other agents in the state would be most interested in filing a complaint.


22 posted on 12/07/2013 8:11:04 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Heh. I use my old land line for that.

Never answer. They’ll leave a message if it’s important.

It’s my choice to call them back or not.


23 posted on 12/07/2013 8:12:12 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Libloather; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; aragorn; La Lydia; ...
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Ping

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24 posted on 12/07/2013 8:26:18 PM PST by LucyT (~ If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on. ~)
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To: Libloather

BTTT


25 posted on 12/07/2013 9:32:14 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Libloather

If that were Medicare they would go to jail. The CMS allows this?


26 posted on 12/07/2013 11:33:07 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Cedar

This is the same for sales of Medicare plans.


27 posted on 12/07/2013 11:36:04 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Obamacare/Dumbocare/Demwitcare/Zerocare probably has an indemnification clause to exempt privacy violators from prosecution.

Thanks Libloather, additional,

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3099491/posts


28 posted on 12/08/2013 5:06:29 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: DoughtyOne

Thanks for the reply. Looks like they are getting more aggressive. They need to. Closing date isn’t that far away.

I’d love to know the number of folks who are completely signed up and ready to make their first payment on Jan 2, 2014.

Maybe there are none?


29 posted on 12/08/2013 6:28:00 AM PST by upchuck (I can't stand people that don't know the difference between 'than' and 'then.' Their so stupid...)
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To: Libloather

...unexpectedly...


30 posted on 12/08/2013 7:57:05 AM 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: upchuck

Wouldn’t that be a hoot...


31 posted on 12/08/2013 8:56:06 AM PST by DoughtyOne (May his name be striken from every tablet stone building and never be said again short of treason!)
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To: MV=PY

Yes, I use my old land line.

It’s made life simpler. I get very few junk calls on my cell, one or two a month.


32 posted on 12/08/2013 9:04:27 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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