Stopping the HHS Database!

Another ObamaCare abomination has recently come into light.  I know, I know, you're as surprised as I was...

This time, it's a rule that allows Kathleen Sebelius and the Department of Health and Human Services to create a national database by forcing insurance companies to turn over YOUR private health records.  

Congressman Tim Huelskamp, in an op-ed discussing the rule wrote:

The HHS has proposed the federal government pursue one of three paths to obtain this sensitive information: A “centralized approach” wherein insurers’ data go directly to Washington; an “intermediate state-level approach” in which insurers give the information to the 50 states; or a “distributed approach” in which health insurance companies crunch the numbers according to federal bureaucrat edict.

It’s par for the course with the federal government, but abstract terms are used to distract from the real objectives of this idea: no matter which “option” is chosen, government bureaucrats would have access to the health records of every American - including you. 

This breach of doctor-patient confidentiality puts your information at risk.  Time and time again, the federal government has proven they are incapable of protecting databases.  Whether it be because of irresponsible bureaucrats forgetting to lock out a computer, or through actual cases of theft or computer hacking - whatever the cause, over and over again the government has lost sensitive data.

Thankfully, not all members of Congress are taking this lying down.

In fact, you can help stop this invasive rule from going into effect by contacting your member of Congress and urging them to sign on to Rep. Tim Huelskamp's letter to Kathleen Sebelius opposing the database, or to sign a letter to the Appropriations Committee asking them to defund the database.

Don't delay, call Congress today 202-224-3121 and ask your representative to oppose the proposed rule for Standards Related to Reinsurance, Risk Corridors and Risk Adjustment that appeared in the Federal Register, Volume 76, No.136, pages 41930-41956.

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