For Immediate Release
May 21, 2013
Michael Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.519.4838, 610.584.1096, MHamilton@HamiltonStrategies.com 
Corrupt IRS to Enforce Obamacare
Twila Brase of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says Americans Shouldn’t Trust IRS with Private Health Information
ST.PAUL, Minn.— Guess which government agency will enforce Obamacare? One with a stellar record for privacy and fairness?
No. It’s the Internal Revenue Service, currently under investigation for unfairly targeting conservative groups in America with audits, harassment and delays. Once Obamacare kicks in fully, the IRS will not only oversee your tax returns but your health insurance status too. In fact, Sarah Hall Ingram, The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for enforcement of the health reform law.
Patient advocate and public health nurse, Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, is asking Americans—Do we really want to give a historically corrupt government agency access to even more of our private information?
Brase notes that the IRS and Health and Human Services (HHS) are currently building the largest personal information database in government history. The “Health Insurance Exchange Program" – a new federal System of Records will use the “Federal Data Services Hub” (image below) to gather information on individuals from the IRS (income and employment), Social Security Administration (identity), Homeland Security (citizenship), Justice (criminal history), HHS (enrollment in entitlement programs and certain medical claims data) and state government data systems (residency).
“The IRS has demonstrated a blatant propensity to abuse the power and knowledge they accumulate to illegally investigate their enemies,” says Brase, president of CCHF, a patient-centered national health policy organization in St. Paul, Minn. “Worse yet, Obamacare will be enforced by the IRS, and they will now have access to a frightening amount of information on every American. What can we expect from them when they have access to all sorts of private data they can use to penalize us for failure to buy insurance?”
The centralized federal database, the Health Insurance Exchange Program system of records, Brase adds, is truly a dangerous data center that all the wrong individuals and agencies will be privy to. Access to such comprehensive data on individuals will always lead to corruption and revenge, as the IRS has already exhibited.
Brase has written a list of the “Top Ten Terribles of Health Insurance Exchanges,” which include higher costs, privacy intrusions, more red tape, and poor care and coverage. The full list is available on the CCHF web site at /.
Twila Brase shares health care-related news with the American public in her daily, 60-second radio feature, Health Freedom Minute. Health Freedom Minute airs on the entire American Family Radio Network, with more than 150 stations nationwide, in addition to Bott Radio Network with over 80 stations nationwide. During the daily features, listeners can learn more about the agenda behind proposed health care initiatives and policies and what they can do to protect their health care choices, rights and privacy.
Brase, a public health nurse and health care freedom advocate, informs listeners of crucial health issues, such as the intrusive wellness and prevention initiatives in Obamacare, patient privacy and the need for informed consent requirements, the dangers of “evidence-based medicine” and the implications of state and federal health care reform.
Health Freedom Minute is sponsored by the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, is a freedom-focused, patient-centered national health care organization based in St. Paul, Minn. CCHF supports patient and doctor freedom, medical innovation and the right of citizens to a confidential patient-doctor relationship.
For more information about Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom or to sign up for the weekly CCHF Health eNews, visit www.cchfreedom.org.

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