“The Weekly Standard” has revealed yet another reason to mistrust the Affordable Care Act and the intentions of its authors. On October 1st, the Healthcare.gov website proudly announced that “Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace is Here.” What the site did NOT proudly announce is the following:
“You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system. At any time, and for any lawful Government purpose, the government may monitor, intercept, and search and seize any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system. Any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system may be disclosed or used for any lawful Government purpose.”
“Used for any lawful Government Purpose?” That’s reassuring, isn’t it!
The above privacy warning is on the Terms and Conditions page of the Healthcare.gov website. However, as the Weekly Standard explains, when the Terms and Conditions page is displayed, this portion of the privacy warning cannot be seen except by using “…a web browser’s “View Source” feature.” Otherwise, this privacy warning “…is not visible to users and obviously not intended as part of the terms and conditions…”
Three years ago, the Obama Regime made an additional 1.5 million groups, organizations, and individuals privy to the medical records of the American public by modifying HIPAA, the inaccurately named Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Widely promoted as the Act that protects the medical privacy of the American public, HIPAA actually does nothing more than tell individuals how a doctor or hospital “…may use and share [their] health information….”
The Affordable Care Act has become the largest source of data collection in the world as it will house the medical and personal records of every applicant for healthcare, whether a policy is purchased or not. The days of medical records being a privately held source of information between doctor and patient are over. The federal government will compile a dossier on every American citizen as it holds the power of life and death with which to literally extort “acceptable behavior.”
The American people cannot begin to understand how insidious the Affordable Care Act truly is. The coming education will not be a pleasant one.