Is the Obamacare Website Secretly Violating your Privacy Rights?

There are plenty of reasons to not like Obamacare. There are plenty of reasons to be dubious of the federal government when it comes to obeying our laws. If you put the two of those things together, there is a lot of reason for us to be worried about what Obamacare will do to our privacy. Imagine a government clearinghouse that gives outside groups (insurance companies) unfettered access to all of our private information. It’s a terrifying thought.

“This is the part of the signup that is hidden,” said Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX). “The applicant does not see this, but it is in the source code, and what that blue highlighted area that’s been circled in red says is: ‘You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transmitting or stored on this information system.”

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The confluence of the NSA scandal with the IRS scandal and Obamacare’s implementation should just be too much for us as a nation. Even Democrats have to be realizing that the government cannot be trusted with sensitive and private information.

obamacare3The problem is really multi-faceted.

The first issue is that our government has proved to be corrupt. Certain segments of the bureaucracy can be bought and encouraged to commit crimes against certain segments of the population. Example? The IRS scandal. The IRS targeted conservative groups using their private information against them. The IRS went even further and had contacts at the FEC and the FBI provide other private information that could be used against conservative non-profits. The IRS malfeasance runs so deep that it has caught up even a respected ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who is now being investigated for having part in the IRS scandal and its cover-up.

The other scandals plaguing our government only add to this breach of trust. The DOJ scandals, the NSA scandal, the White House’s misuse of Census Data and other issues all contribute evidence to the idea that the government cannot and should not be trusted.

The second issue has to do with typical government incompetence. While the federal government should have access to the most advanced technology our world has to offer… the incompetence of the bureaucracy often gets in the way. The government has poured hundreds of millions of dollars and years of work into a web portal that even a fly-by-night company could have put up for a few thousand dollars in just a few days. And the cheaper, less time consuming website would have been better!

obamacare4But because of government incompetence the website has been a disaster and millions of people have opened themselves up to fraud and theft by trusting it. Our privacy, our personal information, our credit ratings and bank accounts — even our good name — are all too important to just hand over to people who are too corrupt or too incompetent to be trusted. Obamacare is dangerous for many reasons… our privacy is just another great reason to end Obamacare.

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