Fears over Obamacare database that will gather unprecedented levels of personal information on millions of citizens
By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:21 July 2013
There are fears that a huge, centralized database being created under Obamacare will lead to millions of people’s medical and financial details at risk of being hacked.
Thousands of people in the government and associated groups will be granted access to a system that the Obama administration promises is secure – but following the NSA scandal, many are skeptical of this assurance.
The database will include details on how much money you make and savings, immigration status, if you have ever been arrested or been to jail along with social security numbers and health information.
Files will be prepared on individuals by accessing information held by the IRS, Department of Homeland Security, the Social Security Administration, records at the Department of Justice and state Medicaid administrations to name but a few.
However despite fears that it could be hacked, there will also be thousands of people granted legitimate access – not only those working in government but people from ‘community and consumer-focused nonprofit groups’, according to rare.us.
The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom also reported last December: ‘It’s called the federal data services hub, not the federal HEALTH data services hub.
‘The HUB’s intrusions could expand into transportation, banking, education, commerce, private purchase tracking, and much more.’
Last week, the House voted to delay the law’s individual and employer mandates, the 38th time the GOP majority has tried to eliminate, defund or scale back the program since Republicans took control in January 2011.
The goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (known as Obamacare) is to provide coverage to nearly 50 million Americans without health insurance in a massive overhaul of the current system.
In a surprise move earlier this month, the Obama administration announced a one-year delay in requiring businesses with 50 or more employees to provide health coverage for their workers or pay a penalty.
Republicans seized on that decision as new evidence that the law is unworkable and should be repealed. The GOP also accused Obama of favoring businesses over average Americans, who will still be required to carry health insurance starting next January 1 or risk fines
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