ST. PAUL, Minn.— Last week, Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals in 28 states, announced hackers had broken into its computer system and stolen data on 4.5 million patients. That data included names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers, paving the way for criminals to open bank accounts and credit cards in the patients’ names.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Earlier this summer, government health IT coordinators announced the formation of a 10-year electronic health records (EHR) interoperability plan that will allow even more government agencies access to Americans’ private medical data—all in the name of better patient care.
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says Far from Preventing Fraud, Health Care System is Contributing to It
ST. PAUL, Minn.—More problems with Obamacare abound—this time with inconsistent data for those who have enrolled.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Since the end of Open Enrollment, the Obama Administration has been boasting 8 million enrollees in the government-run health care plan. Ironically, not long after claiming this feat, the Administration quietly announced it would no longer release monthly enrollment reports and provided no information on when future reports might be available.
We’ve all heard talk of NSA surveillance, but there’s another surveillance that aims to track American’s health records. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is alerting Americans about the Obama Administration’s frightening biosurveillance (BSV) initiative, which would gather and analyze detailed health information that should be private and protected.
President Obama didn’t have a teleprompter. On November 14, the president held a press conference to announce that he was implementing yet another “administrative fix” to the Obamacare without the consent of Congress. When he got to the Q&A with reporters, it got interesting. More on that in a moment.
October 1 is a phony deadline. Ignore it. Nobody has to sign up for Obamacare. Absolutely nothing has to happen on October 1. Instead, October 1 is the first day to refuse to enroll in Obama's exchanges (refuse2enroll.org). In six days, you can begin your own personal Obamacare resistance campaign. Our motto: Resist. Repeal. Reclaim.
CCHF maintains that the speed of implementation will result in insufficient data protections in a PPACA technology infrastructure that is a rich target for data thieves and that patient data will be compromised, and therefore implementation must be halted until patient data security can be assured.
Do conservative organizations all sing the same health care tune? No, writes John Goodman at the National Center for Policy Analysis. In fact, I'd argue that sometime they are singing in complete dissonance.
CMS has issued a request for comments, including a list of questions, on how to redesign health care through the Exchanges. It's under the rubric of Obamacare's "National Quality Strategy" (Section 3011) and it follows the Section 1311 requirement that Exchanges pay health plans more if they improve health outcomes through government reporting, case management, care coordination, chronic disease management, medication and care compliance initiatives, health IT, wellness activities, and reduction of "health disparities." Read the questions for clarity of intrusions to come.