Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Thursday, October 10, 2013

ObamaCare Train Wreck

The problem with ObamaCare isn't only that it's careening toward a financial train wreck. It's also a slush fund to pay off Obama's political activists to carry out a massive invasion of privacy far bigger than the NSA's collection of personal data on American citizens. The Obama Administration let the cat out of the bag when it admitted it will give $655,000 in federal funds to three Planned Parenthood affiliates in Iowa, Montana and New Hampshire, plus $375,000 to Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. This money is to hire Navigators whose job is to assist citizens to report all their personal medical and financial information to the government. The Navigators' project is so intrusive that we wonder why we ever worried about data collection by the NSA.

The navigators will also be hired from other pro-Obama organizations such as Organizing for America and the SEIU union, and that will surely sweeten the budgets of Democratic advocacy groups. Congresswoman Diane Black says that, since money is fungible, the Planned Parenthood grants amount to federal funding of abortion providers.

The job of the navigators is to help seven million participants select their ObamaCare options and apply for benefits. Navigators will be given only 20 hours of training before they their jobs. These navigators will have access to thousands of Americans' most personal and private financial, employment, medical history, and prescription-drug information, tax returns, Social Security number, date of birth, bank account number, and place of employment. Navigators will not have background checks or even be fingerprinted.

The Federal Trade Commission is already worrying about the massive opportunity for consumer fraud. Scam artists can pose as navigators to take advantage of people trying to sign up for ObamaCare benefits. Potential for identity theft is great and obvious.

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