Hate to Say I Told You So, But One State Has Admitted: No Expectation of Privacy in Obamacare Exchanges

I know that I shared the story on the show several times about my conversation with a medical professional who pooh poohed my suggestion that the implementation of the (Un)Affordable Care presented a very serious risk of privacy violations and presented a potential goldmine for identity thieves.

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Now at least one state, one whose governor has been all over public affairs tv (CSPAN Washington Journal on Thursday, MS-NBC yesterday) expressing his effusive enthusiasm for this heinous Obamacare scheme, Kentucky, has admitted that users of its exchange should have no expectation of privacy while using its fine system. From Elizabeth Harrington’s article in The Washington Free Beacon:

The Kentucky Obamacare marketplace has no “expectation of privacy,” warning its prospective customers that their information can be monitored and shared with government bureaucrats.

When clicking “let’s get started” on the state-run health insurance marketplace “kynect,” the user is quickly prompted to a “WARNING NOTICE.”

“This is a government computer system and is the property of the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” it states. “It is for authorized use only regardless of time of day, location or method of access. “

“Users (authorized or unauthorized) h

ave no explicit or implicit expectation of privacy,”  the disclaimer reads. “Any or all uses of this system and all files on the system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized state government and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign.”

Such information includes Social Security numbers. When calling kynect to enroll in the marketplace a person is told to have their Social Security card, immigration status, pay stubs, alimony payments, student loan information, and current health insurance information at the ready.

The kynect disclaimer says users information can be shared at the will of state government agencies.

 

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