Obamacare's Data Hub
By Douglas V. Gibbs
The Affordable Care Act is so despicable, even the Republicans are beginning to see the reality that it must be repealed, not replaced. Barack Obama, and his minions,know that they are losing ground, and are doing whatever they can to get support back for the federal health care law, while targeting individuals, and handing out waivers to allies, and delaying business killing mandates against companies. Never mind that from a constitutional perspective, regardless of what the ideology-influenced Supreme Court Justices say (remember, those people are supposed to be apolitical, but their rulings, and the opinions attached to those rulings, are telling us otherwise), health insurance, and health care in general, is not an authority granted to the federal government by the United States Constitution in the first place.
As time passes, the truth about the dangers that Obamacare poses become more and more apparent. None of it surprises those that have opposed the monstrosity from the beginning, be it rising health care costs, rising insurance premiums, tyrannical mandates, and unworkable programs. In fact, they have been illegally amending it just to try to make some of the components work. It is so complex, the law is unworkable, unenforceable, and too general. . . by design.
Ultimately, the plan is for all hell to break loose, for the failure of the system to be astronomical, and then Obama stepping in to save the day with federally controlled socialized medicine (a.k.a. Single Payer).
When the IRS and NSA scandals surfaced, Americans began to become more aware of the dwindling liberties we are experiencing under the hidden iron fist of the current administration (while blaming it on the previous administration). As we wade through the turmoil of the Zimmerman Trial aftermath, we are realizing how divisive this nation is becoming, by design, under the tutelage of the race-baiting manipulators of the Obama administration. We are discovering, with the alphabet scandals, that our privacy does not belong to us anymore. This government, under liberal control, is determined to know everything about us, and use that information to control our every move. We are aware, we think, of the intrusion of the federal government into our lives. . . yet, the real danger, the real liberty killer, is within the pages of the massive Affordable Care Act.
Obamacare's big brother database, for those of us that have been on task since the beginning, is of no surprise. The Obama administration hired 16,000 more IRS agents to enforce Obamacare, and we know how the IRS likes to target anyone that opposes Obama. With all of that additional personnel also comes a Data Hub that is a massive comprehensive database of personal information being established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement the federally facilitated health insurance exchanges.
The presence of the idea of the centralized Data Hub is making some lawmakers nervous, and should be making you very nervous as well.
It brings to mind the famous quote by Ronald Reagan that essentially goes, "The most frightening words in the English language are, 'Hi, we're from the government, and we're here to help.'"
The federal government has already shown that they can't be trusted, and yet they are now doing what they can to access and store our personal information, all of it, in one location, under federal guardianship. The potential for abuse with this Data Hub is enormous. The massive, centralized database will include comprehensive personal information such as income and financial data, family size, citizenship and immigration status, incarceration status, social security numbers, and private health information - though I wouldn't doubt your political affiliation, and history, will be included, too. It will compile dossiers based on information obtained from the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration, the Office of Personnel Management, the Social Security Administration, state Medicaid databases, and for some reason the Peace Corps. The Data Hub will provide web-based, one-stop shopping for prying into everyone's personal affairs.
The beast of tyranny is a bureaucracy, and the method is Obamacare. . . in the name of the common good.
I wonder if folks like Wikileaks are licking their chops?
Have you ever heard the old saying, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket?"
The federal government is asking us to not only allow all of our information to be in one place, but to trust them with it. Forget Wikileaks. What about the IRS scandal where conservative groups were being purposely targeted? What about the NSA scandal where the federal government is tapping into our lives without any warrants, as if you are the enemy? The Obama administration is already trying to divide this country, and separate their opposition from the rest of Americans, as if any opposition against the Obama administration is some kind of sedition against the nation. Will the voters that are dependent upon the government, thus making them forever democrat voters, cry foul when conservatives are denied health services? Or when the Data Hub is used to hunt them down for daring to drink a soda larger than 16 ounces? How easy, with this Data Hub, would it be for the government to hunt you down because some doctor snitched that your child told him mommy and daddy has guns? Who will dare oppose the government when the death panel denies a life-saving procedure because the patient is considered an enemy of the state?
Every science fiction nightmare about a government rising up against the people, and placing that people into technological bondage, is on the horizon, and only a full repeal of Obamacare, and the defeat of liberalism, will stop it.
In other words, a return to the Constitution is our only solution.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary
Obamacare has Doctors planning exit - World Net Daily
The IRS Prepares to Enforce Obamacare's Contraception Mandate - Conservative 50 Plus Alliance
Obama Administration Illegally Amends Obamacare - FreedomWorks
Obamacare is a complete failure - Times-Herald
Obama Orders Executive Action: If a Child 'Confesses' to a Pediatrician that Mommy and Daddy have a gun in the house, Feds can disarm parents - Red Flag
Doug V. Gibbs is a longtime Internet radio host, conservative political activist, writer and commentator; he is the host of Constitution Radio and teaches weekly classes on the Constitution in Southern California. Follow him @douglasvgibbs.